04/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Remote-Controlled Cockroaches To Hunt Down Nukes

The creature that's expected to inherit the Earth following a nuclear holocaust might also be well suited to help prevent man's atomic self-destruction.

Researchers at Texas A&M University's Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute have attached radiation sensors to the backs of cockroaches. They hope public-safety officials will one day send the souped-up insects into situations that are too risky for humans.