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« Last Edit: 07/03/2006 20:47:11 by DoctorBeaver »


 

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Re: Just when you thought it was safe...
« Reply #1 on: 07/03/2006 18:40:32 »
Great article Eth....you should have posted it in the science news articles thread...

Next thing you know they'll be able to remotely control a boat or a plane or a car...Tch !!..the thought of such science fiction  eh ?..that's best left in the realms of fantasy !!....DOH !!
 

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Re: Just when you thought it was safe...
« Reply #2 on: 07/03/2006 19:04:33 »
That's just daft... a shark couldn't hold the remote control! :D

P.S. You're right, I posted it in the wrong forum. Exert your authority & move it.
 

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Re: Just when you thought it was safe...
« Reply #3 on: 07/03/2006 20:07:02 »
I can't actually join one thread to another..all i can do is change the location of a thread itself...if you understand what I mean...however,,I have copied and pasted the article and credited Doctorbeaver with it
 

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Re: Just when you thought it was safe...
« Reply #4 on: 07/03/2006 20:19:44 »
I heard about this on radio 4 the other night. Wierd huh?
Of course, they're doing it with the (long term) aim of loading the poor beasts with explosives or sommat and sending them off after enemy ships. A bit like the bat bomb, coincidentally also on radio 4 (American project in WWII involving tying incendiaries to bats and sending them to roost in Japanese buildings)
 

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Re: Just when you thought it was safe...
« Reply #5 on: 08/03/2006 00:27:42 »
First minor anomaly, the article says “Given that sharks have senses that humans don't have (like the ability to sense electromagnetic fields” - strictly speaking, sharks sense electric fields, and while it is true that sharks can also sense electromagnetic waves, as in light, but there is nothing unusual in that.

More worrying is that that I can not see any particular barrier between developing this technology for sharks, and then taking it that bit further for humans.  Humans may be more complex, and ofcourse, one starts with the simpler technology first, then learns from that to provide an understanding of how to migrate the technology to the more complex, but is does not seem to me that if you can prove the principle on one, you could not develop it for the other.



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Re: Just when you thought it was safe...
« Reply #6 on: 08/03/2006 17:11:23 »
George - that worried me about it too. "A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step", and all that.
 

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