'Morning Edition' Returns: Rescue Rats In the current issue of New Scientist, researchers say they're working on planting electrodes in rats' brains, to send signals to tiny radio transmitter packs strapped to the rodent's backs, which allow rescuers to track the signal and find survivors in disaster areas.
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'Morning Edition' Returns: Rescue Rats

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Rescue Rats

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In the current issue of New Scientist, researchers say they're working on planting electrodes in rats' brains, to send signals to tiny radio transmitter packs strapped to the rodent's backs, which allow rescuers to track the signal and find survivors in disaster areas.