Wasp powered explosive detector…

Wasp powered explosive detector…

Wasp24Here’s a “MAKE from the future” project, once we learn how to train the wasps that is. Scientists say they can train wasps to detect hidden explosives, plant diseases, illegal drugs, cancer and even buried bodies. The team developed a ventilated PVC pipe which holds a small cartridge containing five wasps. The wasps were trained to detect a chemical produced by toxic fungi that infect corn and peanut crops. The wasps could be trained to detect explosives, human diseases and hidden bodies. [via] Link.

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