Moth + machine + math = Modern marvel

Scientists connect a refined robot to a moth's brain with surprising results.

Introducing the latest in neural technology: the tobacco hornworm moth. Faint signals from a moth's visual cortex cause a refined six-inch-high robot to change direction, an innovation that come say could be used to help paralyzed persons and even sniff out bombs one day.

Read the full story at The Los Angeles Times.

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