Cientistas criam 'besouros ciborgue' controlados à distância
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Cientistas criam 'besouros ciborgue' controlados à distância

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President Obama has said the Republican nominee Donald Trump is unfit to be president and questioned why party leaders still support his candidacy. Mr Trump has hit back, accusing Mr Obama of failed leadership.

Scientists in Singapore have wired up giant beetles and shown that they can control the insects remotely. They're hoping to use the technology to help save lives in disaster zones and to fight security threats.

British scientists at Cambridge University have gained a new insight into behavioural changes that happen in our teenage years. Using brain scanning techniques, they're gaining clues about why some young people develop mental illnesses.

Transcrição para o Português

O presidente americano Barack Obama disse que o candidato republicano Donald Trump não está preparado para ser presidente e questionou por que líderes do partido ainda apóiam sua candidatura. Trump respondeu, acusando Obama de ser um líder fracassado.

Cientistas em Cingapura colocaram fios e circuitos em besouros gigantes e mostraram que podem controlar os insetos remotamente. Eles esperam usar a tecnologia para ajudar a salvar vidas em zonas de guerra e desastres e para combater ameaças de segurança.

Cientistas britânicos da Universidade de Cambridge fizeram descobertas sobre as mudanças de comportamento que ocorrem na adolescência. Usando técnicas de escaneamento do cérebro, eles estão encontrando pistas sobre como pessoas jovens desenvolvem doenças mentais.

Words and definitions

questioned

(here) expressed doubts about

remotely

from a distance

insight

understanding

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Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases from Lingohack to complete each of these sentences. Note that you may have to change the form of a word or phrase to complete the sentences correctly.

questioned / remotely / insight

1. Nowadays you can unlock your car __________, just by pressing a button on an electronic device.

2. Mary's experience as a holiday rep helped her to get an __________ into the minds of young tourists. 3. The football coach __________ the commitment of his players after he spotted them partying and drinking heavily at a nightclub in town.

Answers

1. Nowadays you can unlock your car remotely, just by pressing a button on an electronic device.

2. Mary's experience as a holiday rep helped her to get an insight into the minds of young tourists. 3. The football coach questioned the commitment of his players after he spotted them partying and drinking heavily at a nightclub in town.