Roaches to the Rescue

For a team of scientists at Texas A&M University, cockroaches are anything but pests—they may be the key to surveillance cyborgs. By implanting electrodes into the bug’s brains and outfitting them with recording equipment, scientists can control (with a 60% success rate) the roaches movements and will be able to use them to explore hard to reach places. One day these bionic bugs may be deployed as search and rescue after earthquakes—though being saved by a bunch of roaches may take some getting used.