Proving once again that Massachusetts is the most innovative state in America, scientists at the Marine Biological Library in Woods Hole have used a "suction electrode" to attach an iPod nano to a nerve in a squid's fin. When they play music through the iPod -- in this case, Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Membrane" -- the squid's skin pulses in response.
What's happening exactly? This particular squid species has the ability to change color; the iPod-enabled nerve controls muscles which contract, putting tension on the squid's outermost skin layer and widening pores which reveal different hidden pigments. The video is magnified 8x. [Via Kottke.]
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