In the United States proposed the use of locusts for military purposes


American researchers are going to make the locusts "cyborgs" for military service. Their task is to search for explosives and other hazardous substances.


It is reported by Futurism.

Now chemical analyzers are used to detect explosives, but these are bulky, expensive and complex devices that have a lot of disadvantages. Locusts are said to be able to detect the presence of explosives faster and better than any electronic device. They decided to use these abilities of insects.

The development of the project ordered by the U.S. Navy has been underway since 2016. It has already invested 750 million dollars.

In order for the insect to fulfill its tasks, the locusts are ready to connect the nerve endings with electrodes, effectively turning the insect into a biorobot. In a split second, an insect can detect the presence of explosives or other chemical substances, and send signals to the operator through the electrodes using a special transmitter-decoder.

The greatest difficulty is the reading of information received from the insect. By solving these problems, researchers will be able to begin the experimental use of locusts to solve practical problems.

It is supposed to apply this technology not only for defense needs, but also for peaceful purposes.
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  1. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 12: 29 New
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    Urgently need cockroach trainers!
    1. Starover_Z 18 February 2020 12: 36 New
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      Locusts are said to be able to detect the presence of explosives faster and better than any electronic device. They decided to use these abilities of insects.

      The development of the project ordered by the U.S. Navy has been underway since 2016. It has already invested 750 million dollars.

      Here are the cuts! And most importantly, where is the locust and where is the Navy ?!
      1. tihonmarine 18 February 2020 12: 45 New
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        Quote: Starover_Z
        Here are the cuts! And most importantly, where is the locust and where is the Navy ?!

        Something we passed in the subject PAZ PHZ.
        1. Shurik70 18 February 2020 23: 29 New
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          To connect a living organism with a computer is an old dream.
          I read in my childhood (late 70s) about experiments where they tried to connect a dog’s nose, taken from a dead dog, with the Life Support System and electric sensors. It was assumed that such a device would clearly determine the presence of certain substances in the air, even if there are only a few molecules. And even something worked out.
          And all those who are not lazy mock insects.

          I especially remember the episode from "The 5th Element", where the president papier-mâché nailed such a spy cockroach, stunning the operator.
      2. cloud catcher 18 February 2020 12: 53 New
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        It remains to teach the locusts to encrypt and transmit data to the center)
        But seriously, the locust army, even without "military training" is doing great harm. (Astrakhan region, Kalmykia)
      3. BARKAS 18 February 2020 13: 01 New
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        Locust is an informal but appropriate symbol of the US military.
        1. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 18: 44 New
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          Quote: BARKAS
          Locust is an informal but appropriate symbol of the US military.

          Locusts are a symbol of all Americans.
    2. boni592807 18 February 2020 17: 08 New
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      FUNNY ??? no

      "...Biological weapons - this is a weapon of mass destruction, its damaging effect is based on the use of a variety of pathogens that are able to cause mass diseases and lead to the death of people, plants and animals. Some classifications refer to biological weapons and pests, which can cause serious harm to the crops of the enemy state (locusts, Colorado potato beetle, etc.). what

      "Partners" reanimate, everything that was banned in the world during the USSR. Then they were afraid. Now fear bully
      And now "attach to us and look at the possible consequences, with our" developed "including agricultural. We look in the store," where our (a lot of China and not only) and bread rises in price.
      One of the conditions for guaranteeing state security is food independence.
      Judging by the nickname - Vasyan1971 - you captured the end of the 80s (Gorbachev) and the beginning of the 90s with empty stalls.
      Personnel in Wuhan (PRC), how are the people there, also fighting for food in the store?
      Is funny ??? negative
      1. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 18: 45 New
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        Quote: boni592807
        Is funny ???

        Is this a run over?
        1. Paranoid50 18 February 2020 22: 41 New
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          Quote: Vasyan1971
          run over?

          Rather provocation. Do not pay attention, Vasily. Here, to the dope of organisms, wildly reflecting with and without, yeah. The snow drifts hellish hellish, he led himself to exaltation on the verge of hysteria, and in meaning - zero. It happens... wassat hi
          1. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 23: 34 New
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            Quote: Paranoid50
            Do not pay attention, Vasily

            Good. I won’t. hi
  2. vanavatny 18 February 2020 12: 32 New
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    At a price of dichlorvos a hundred rubles, a little expensive, however, I'm not an expert
    1. YOUR 18 February 2020 13: 19 New
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      Locusts are more likely not a military factor, but an economic one. Like the Colorado potato beetle. Both have already been used
  3. fruit_cake 18 February 2020 12: 33 New
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    plague, locusts - did they decide to fulfill the biblical end of the world?
    1. Paranoid50 18 February 2020 22: 44 New
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      Quote: fruit_cake
      decided to fulfill the biblical end of the world?

      laughing laughing laughing Come on ... All the so-called "Egyptian executions" have long been put on the shelves with scientific justification. There is a “usual” violation of the ecological balance in a single climatic region with natural consequences for it, including the same locust. hi
  4. rocket757 18 February 2020 12: 34 New
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    The development of the project ordered by the U.S. Navy has been underway since 2016. It has already invested 750 million dollars.

    Fuse them with our locusts, as the Colorado whale once moved from us to them!
    1. tihonmarine 18 February 2020 12: 48 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Fuse them with our locusts, as the Colorado whale once moved from us to them!

      An interesting bug, it was not, was not and suddenly appeared from nowhere. (Although they write that from Colorado).
      1. rocket757 18 February 2020 13: 03 New
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        Quote: tihonmarine
        An interesting bug, it was not, was not and suddenly appeared from nowhere. (Although they write that from Colorado).

        A grazed pest, sort of. It seems they didn’t get carried away with potatoes ???
        Our nightshade turned out to be too tough for him, or wasn’t enough for everyone ... here it went and went!
        In short, it’s clear that the matter is dark.
        1. tihonmarine 18 February 2020 13: 05 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          A grazed pest, sort of. He didn’t seem to be fond of potatoes?

          And we have become a total hell.
          1. rocket757 18 February 2020 13: 23 New
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            The first time in the Crimea \ Krasnodar Territory, I saw a potato field he devoured under clean !!! at the beginning of the 70s. That was STUNNING! From a bug, from kerosene and diesel fuel ...
            1. tihonmarine 18 February 2020 13: 33 New
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              Quote: rocket757
              The first time in the Crimea \ Krasnodar Territory, I saw a potato field he devoured under clean !!! at the beginning of the 70s. That was STUNNING! From a bug, from kerosene and diesel fuel.

              My mother in the Smolensk region collected her hands in a bottle with kerosene (for 5 acres this could be done) and also did in-law in Estonia. And I gathered a nut leaf, twisted it through a meat grinder and made an infusion, it helped.
              1. rocket757 18 February 2020 13: 50 New
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                It helped something like Dust, another similar one ... in time they realized that it would be easier to fix than to overcome this infection.
                1. tihonmarine 18 February 2020 13: 59 New
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                  Quote: rocket757
                  It helped something like Dust, another similar one ... in time they realized that it would be easier to fix than to overcome this infection.

                  That DDT, that heavy metals are not excreted from the body. Although in the 50s, lice in the hair were poisoned in children with lice and sprinkled with cabbage. How did the village people know.
                  1. rocket757 18 February 2020 14: 06 New
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                    My grandmother, a neighbor of mosquitoes, sprinkled dust with dust, until I ... overlaid it, as it should and did not take away the floor of the dust bag! This is pure chemical weapons.
  5. St Petrov 18 February 2020 12: 35 New
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    I hope she gobbles up the entire plantation from Monsanta in the United States
  6. Yury Siritsky 18 February 2020 12: 43 New
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    You still need to teach bedbugs to bite only enemy soldiers.
    1. tihonmarine 18 February 2020 16: 00 New
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      Quote: Yuri Siritsky
      You still need to teach bedbugs to bite only enemy soldiers.

      Bedbug, he knows who to bite.
  7. knn54 18 February 2020 12: 46 New
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    Already, and locusts were drafted into the army. And they say that the Yankees have a contract service.
    It is up to the "small" one to find "translators" with the gift of a negotiator to persuade them to share information.
    Although shifts may be- US forces and locusts are soul mates ...
    PS Petrov, you "+" for "Monsanto."
  8. BARKAS 18 February 2020 12: 49 New
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    Locusts allegedly capable of detecting explosives
    The greatest difficulty is the reading of information received from the insect.
    But how then did it become known that locusts find explosives? no
  9. sergo1914 18 February 2020 12: 51 New
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    For the Chinese, this is not a weapon, but food. Eat up.
    1. rocket757 18 February 2020 13: 08 New
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      In striped, it seems, the CICADA is eaten ... what locusts do not like, it is not clear.
  10. Proton 18 February 2020 13: 05 New
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    Themselves as a locust, and even want to adapt the insects to this laughing
  11. Ros 56 18 February 2020 13: 21 New
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    People, bring locusts to the states and let her graze in the fields.
  12. rotmistr60 18 February 2020 13: 24 New
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    conducted since 2016. It has already invested 750 million dollars.
    The problem of reading information is not solved and it is not known when it will be solved, and 750 million have already flown. For some reason, I remembered the work of the CIA with a spy cat. Also, tens of millions sailed away and only then realized that they did not have the American Kuklachev.
  13. Lamata 18 February 2020 14: 04 New
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    More than once in Astana I got into a situation where locusts fly, Mlyn steal is not nice, and how she eats everything, !!!!
  14. thinker 18 February 2020 14: 40 New
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    The greatest difficulty is the reading of information ...

    But difficulties will not stop future winners of the Shnobele Prize laughing
    The new method is still at an early stage of development and has several drawbacks. In particular, after implantation of the electrodes, the locust loses its ability to move. For this reason, during the experiment, insects were moved around the room where this or that substance was sprayed on a cart. In addition, on average within seven hours after implantation of the electrodes, the locust brain died

    https://yandex.ru/turbo?text=https%3A%2F%2Fnplus1.ru%2Fnews%2F2020%2F02%2F18%2Fcyborgs
  15. 7,62h54 18 February 2020 16: 07 New
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    The fried locusts are delicious, but the electrodes in the teeth will be stuck.
  16. JonnyT 18 February 2020 16: 09 New
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    Super super transmitter decoder that has not yet been made (((
  17. Engineer 18 February 2020 18: 39 New
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    Reminded of a forgotten cartoon
  18. V1er 19 February 2020 06: 28 New
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    There have long been speculations and fears that viruses and diseases of various types can be transmitted through insects. Which can disrupt the eco-system, well, and spread to the person himself. Here is the scary thing.
    1. Kuzmitsky 20 February 2020 19: 31 New
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      And this has long been not assumptions, but reality. Mosquitoes transmit malaria and more.
      1. V1er 20 February 2020 20: 43 New
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        I meant it in the diversionary whole. Specially pump insect viruses and release from the enemy.
        1. Kuzmitsky 20 February 2020 20: 50 New
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          Yes, that's right, they've been talking about this for a long time. Most likely, this issue is being worked out in practice, but it does not seem to be advertised much.