Light sensors detect the flies' movement. Buzzing inside the machine, the flies disrupt a beam of light, controlling the fans.
The flies are unconsciously and collectively driving the blimps, their activity turning the fans on either side of the blimps off and on, giving the flies a new kind of flight based on their movements.
Art, biology, tech converge at The Lab (photos)
by CNET News.com | September 24, 2010, 4:00pm PDT | Image 5 of 8