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The Latest Weapon in the Fight Against Terrorism: How Scientists Have Developed Plants That Can Detect Bombs

Science & Tech  (tags: Plants, science, terrorism, technology )

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They provide us with food and are pretty to look at, and now they may even save out lives.For unlikely as it may seem, scientists have developed plants that can detect bombs.They have taught plant proteins to change colour when in the presence of certain


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Carol H (229)
Friday January 28, 2011, 4:01 am
noted, thanks Anna

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday January 28, 2011, 5:11 am
WOW we've come a long way baby..thanks..noted

Brian Drake (11)
Friday January 28, 2011, 5:38 am
"Bomb-sniffing plants?" Wha?

Charmaine C (177)
Friday January 28, 2011, 6:47 am
Very interesting. Thank you.

Michela M (3964)
Friday January 28, 2011, 10:10 am
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Ann L (15)
Friday January 28, 2011, 10:17 am
Thanks Anna. Maybe they won't have to put as many dogs lives in danger. That would be good.

Yvonne White (229)
Friday January 28, 2011, 1:39 pm
It would certainly do away with the need for dangerous x-rays & gropes!
"The implications of the study are not hard to see - ringing an airport security gate, for instance, with such plants could prove a lifesaver should a terrorist approach with an explosive and a whole wall of leaves turn white."

linda b (186)
Friday January 28, 2011, 2:30 pm
Interesting thanks Anna

Bon L (0)
Friday January 28, 2011, 5:10 pm
Thanks for the info.

Nancy sands (448)
Friday January 28, 2011, 5:38 pm
Audrey 2! You're going to put the bomb-sniffing dogs out of business!

Shirley S (187)
Friday January 28, 2011, 9:42 pm

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 4:44 am
Amazing! This is fascinating stuff! Thanks.

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 3:58 am
Thanks for this very interesting information!
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