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Rochester Review
September–October 2012
Vol. 75, No. 1

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A New Kind of Rescue Hero It’s not a toy fireman—or even a real one. It’s a death’s head cockroach, and Ben Epstein ’78 is outfitting it to save lives. By Karen McCally ’02 (PhD)
epsteinLOW-TECH HIGH-TECH: Cockroaches outfitted with tiny electronic equipment form wireless communications networks in a Defense Department–funded project led by Epstein. (Photo: John Minchillo/AP Images for Rochester Review) More . . .