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Title: Bee-Sniffing Technology
Post by: wd on March 27, 2010, 02:13:00 pm
Bee-Sniffing Technology More Advanced, Much Cheaper Than Dog-Sniffing

While bees are extremely important to our ecology, they are becoming important to our defense against biological and other weapons, as the bee’s discreet sense of smell, equivalent to a dog’s, is being exploited as a much cheaper way to detect various odors in the environment.

Full article - http://www.physorg.com/news188894292.html (http://www.physorg.com/news188894292.html)

Title: Re: Bee-Sniffing Technology
Post by: Highlandsfreedom on March 27, 2010, 02:20:34 pm
Thats kinda neat.....
Title: Re: Bee-Sniffing Technology
Post by: Bee Happy on March 27, 2010, 03:37:06 pm
that's a pretty short lifespan for training and a tracking chip.
Title: Re: Bee-Sniffing Technology
Post by: David LaFerney on March 28, 2010, 12:02:25 am
I read somewhere about the exact same thing being done with wasps.  But with the wasps they make a sound that can be electronically detected instead of the PER.  Also something this article didn't mention is that the wasps (bees too most likely) can be trained in just a few minutes by being fed sugar water while being exposed to the smell of the chemical you want them to detect.  It's so simple that you could make one and train the bees in your garage.