Wired Cockroaches Could Help Find Trapped Disaster Victims
Researchers at North Carolina State University have equipped cockroaches with special microphones to help them use sound to locate disaster victims.By Jill Ornitz | November 8, 2014
Cockroaches get a bad wrap as far as crawly critters go, but they could save your life during a disaster.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed tiny microphones that can be attached to the back of cockroaches to pick up particular sounds, like someone's voice, to help locate disaster victims.
The roaches tested were equipped with two different kinds of what researchers are calling electronic backpacks. (Video via North Carolina State University)