Breakthrough: Using Bacteria to Detect Landmines

Breakthrough: Using Bacteria to Detect Landmines

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Deminers.jpgBacteria which glow green in the presence of explosives could provide a cheap and safe way to find hidden landmines, Edinburgh scientists claim.

Edinburgh University said the microbes, which forms green patches when sprayed onto ground where mines are buried, could be dropped by air onto danger areas.

Within a few hours, they would indicate where the explosives can be found.

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