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Satirist Stephen Colbert envisions his “Colbert Nation” mentally marching in lockstep with his special brand of patriotism. But scientists have done him one better, by creating tiny worm-bots completely under their control.

Rather than comedic persuasion, these scientists are using a dot of laser light. With it they can make a worm turn left, freeze or lay an egg. The researchers report their work online January 16 in Nature Methods.

The new system, named CoLBeRT for “Controlling Locomotion and Behavior in Real Time,” doesn’t just create a mindless zombie-worm, though. It gives scientists the ability to pick apart complicated behaviors on a cell-by-cell basis.
First news post, I'm sure I did this right.

Anyway, does this mean that were closer to me being under mind control?
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Lol @ "Lay an egg" command.
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Lol @ "Lay an egg" command.
How exactly does one make an organism lay an egg with a laser pointer?

... I could use advice like this on my next date...
 
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The main method of mind control has already been around for thousands of years.

It's called women.
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The main method of mind control has already been around for thousands of years.

It's called women.
Damn, how true...
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The main method of mind control has already been around for thousands of years.

It's called women.
In Thailand, we control them.

hmm... Though their mammaries still hold mysterious and powerful mind control tech that thus far has proved impossible to counter.
Edited by damian5000 - 1/16/11 at 5:14pm
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so they point a laser at a worm and it stops, turns away or craps out an egg - not exactly what I'd call mind control.

I can point a laser pointer at a human and they'll pretty much do the same thing (except the egg part) lol. Point one at a pilot and they can crash a plane, doesn't mean it was mind control over the pilot that caused the crash

All these "scientists" need to put their collective minds to good use and find a cure for cancer or AIDs, instead of screwing around wasting money on pointless crap.
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so they point a laser at a worm and it stops, turns away or craps out an egg - not exactly what I'd call mind control.

I can point a laser pointer at a human and they'll pretty much do the same thing (except the egg part) lol. Point one at a pilot and they can crash a plane, doesn't mean it was mind control over the pilot that caused the crash

All these "scientists" need to put their collective minds to good use and find a cure for cancer or AIDs, instead of screwing around wasting money on pointless crap.
Ah but this is different (supposedly). They are trying to learn how all the cells in the body co-operate, to form one unified being.

I guess they're trying to see what cells do what to movement.
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In Thailand, we control them.

hmm... Though their mammaries still hold mysterious and powerful mind control tech that thus far has proved impossible to counter.
I think Stroker and Hoop did an episode about that.

Actually, they did and I just YouTubed it. Good times.
    
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so they point a laser at a worm and it stops, turns away or craps out an egg - not exactly what I'd call mind control.

I can point a laser pointer at a human and they'll pretty much do the same thing (except the egg part) lol. Point one at a pilot and they can crash a plane, doesn't mean it was mind control over the pilot that caused the crash

All these "scientists" need to put their collective minds to good use and find a cure for cancer or AIDs, instead of screwing around wasting money on pointless crap.
You wouldnt be able to identify what is useless or useful in the scientific world if it fell on you.

Science is all about discovery. Sometimes the most simple discoveries lead to the greatest advancements of the time. And how is something that will help differentiate the unity of cells and how they cooperate together useless? You are either trolling, or have 0 knowledge about the scientific field.
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