11/13/2005

Russian Scientist Turns Turtle Into Spy

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 8:03 am

Russian scientists have devised a way to recruit tortoises to serve the intelligence services, the NTV channel reported Wednesday. A professor from Rostov-on-Don says he can turn the animals into biological robots and train them for defense purposes.

Aleksei Burikov, head of the biology department at Rostov-on-Don State Pedagogical University, attaches special devices to the tortoise’s shell. The device makes the animal move in one or another direction or stop for a while through vibrations, thus forcing the tortoise to follow orders from humans.

Adding a small camera fixed to the tortoise’s shell allows the scientist to watch on the monitor what is happening around the tortoise’s location.

Source: mosnews.com

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