Wii Wee

30Jan08

wii.jpgBanking on men’s proverbial love of gadgets, scientists in Australia are busy developing radio-controlled birth control for them. It’s a little early to be trying to get our heads around this, but it sounds like it’s basically a valve placed along sperm’s track that can be opened or closed at will —making it akin to a “reversible vasectomy.” Or, as Broadsheet brilliantly dubbed it, “basically the Nintendo Wii of birth control.” As New Scientist reports:

“It will be like turning a TV on and off with a remote control,” added team founder Derek Abbott, “except that the remote will probably be locked away in your local doctor’s office to safeguard against accidental pregnancy or potential misuse of the device.”

In other news, it’s officially “the future.” [Via Broadsheet]



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