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North Carolina State University

Research Turn Moths into Cyborg Moths

Caption: Researchers attach electrodes to a moth during its pupal stage, when the caterpillar is in a cocoon undergoing metamorphosis into its winged adult stage. By attaching electrodes to the muscle groups responsible for a moth's flight, the researchers are able to monitor electromyographic signals -- the electric signals the moth uses during flight to tell those muscles what to do.

Credit: Alper Bozkurt

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