Yerbanaut and electronics
The Yerbanaut is a relic from the Soviet Union's short-lived astral ecology program. Its initial purpose was to detect the calls of that mysterious and elusive giant of the cosmos; the Colossal Space Squid. Though it has never been seen, Soviet scientists had long speculated about the possibility of the squid's existence, and attempted to perfect a device that could properly translate its cries. After the program was disbanded, the Yerbanaut went unused for several decades. Recently, however, plans were discovered for a model that could not only listen to the Squid, but communicate with it as well...