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Bomb locust

Researchers seem to be going to the bugs! With this and a camera, bugs will become the ultimate spies! This project taps into locust’s sensory system and can rapidly detect certain chemicals.

Via BoingBoing:

In the Washington University study, which is available to read online, the locusts were able to distinguish between the smells of common explosive chemicals such as TNT, DNT, RDX, PETN and ammonium nitrate — all in less than a second. Which is, admittedly, pretty impressive.

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