ICYMI: Mind-controlled mice kill on command 2,217

The links from today’s post:https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/18/icymi-mind-controlled-mice-kill-on-command/Today on In Case You Missed It: You might have thought things couldn’t get any worse, but you’d be wrong. A recent study published in Nature showed that first, mice could be bred so that the neurons in their brains respond to laser lights. Then, the adult mice were hooked up to laser light helmets and when turned on, the hunt and kill portion of the brain was triggered so immediately that mice instantly attacked crickets in their cages. I have one thing to say: Nope. And also future prophecy fuel can be found in the 2009 movie, Gamer.Meanwhile Japanese electronics company Panasonic is testing its new autonomous delivery bot, Hospi, in the lobbies of hotels. It’s being used to distribute water and make general announcements, though eventually they’re meant to deliver medications and the like inside hospitals.If you’ve got money to burn, you might be interested in this custom RV with a helipad on top. Also the NASA video about the aerodynamics of drone flight is here. As always, please share any interesting tech or science videos you find by using the #ICYMI hashtag on Twitter for @mskerryd.Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribeGet More Engadget:• Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget • Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget • Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engadget • Add us on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/engadgetHQ • Read more: http://www.engadget.comEngadget is the definitive guide to this connected life.