Monday, February 14, 2011

Bomb-sniffing plants to the rescue

Bomb-sniffing plants to the rescue
By John Roach

"Bomb-sniffing plants could make airport security a whole lot greener – at least until a bomb-packing terrorist walks by and causes the leaves to turn white, researchers report in the journal PLoS ONE.

The plants are being grown by a research team headed by June Medford, a biologist at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, with funding from the Depart of Defense and a host of other agencies."

This sounds interesting. If they can get these to be properly cultivated it would make for a great and inexpensive security method.

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