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Helping bees pick out bombs

作者:扈棒    发布时间:2019-03-07 02:19:00    

By Mark Schrope TINY balls of silica can transform the humble honey bee into a highly effective mine detector, say researchers from the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Sandia researchers announced last year that they had been testing bees’ ability to detect mines. There are about 120 million land mines strewn around the world. Because bees have statically charged bodies they pick up explosive particles just as they collect pollen, but the amounts are small,

 

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