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California Scientists Make Bionic Jellyfish To Explore The Oceans

Enterprise Record-

California scientists looking for new ways to explore the world’s oceans have created something that seems right out of a Hollywood movie — a cyborg jellyfish, half animal, half robot, that can swim nearly three times faster than a regular jellyfish — and which one day might be remotely steered to collect information from deep ocean waters.

Engineers at Stanford University and Caltech in Pasadena say the sci-fi jellyfish may rekindle memories of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator, but could actually help expand our understand of the deep seas.

“We’re trying to take the best of what biology does naturally,” said John Dabiri, Centennial Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering at Caltech.  “And combine it with the best of what we can do as engineers and hopefully get the best of both worlds.”

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