Chinese Scientists Learn to Control Pigeons

Who needs robots when you can control actual animals? Robots, they're pretty conspicuous, but no one ever suspects the pigeon of foul play.

Chinese scientists claim to have figured out a way to control the flight of pigeons remotely, telling them where to go via micro electrodes implanted in their brains. The scientists claim they don't know what practical uses this new technology may have, but we think you can expect World War III to be more reminiscent of The Birds than Flags of Our Fathers. The future's getting brighter by the day.

Bird-brained Chinese scientists learn to fly pigeons [Yahoo News]