Scientists in Croatia Train Honeybees to Detect Landmines

May 22, 2013 by  
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Honeybees have already done a great service to the human race. Between pollination, curing disease , and producing honey, it is hard to image how to be more appreciative. In Croatia, scientists have found another role for the intrepid insect. The country, which is set to join the European Union this July, contains thousands of unexploded landmines left over from the Balkan wars. Researchers at Zagreb University are working towards training honeybees to sniff out these underground weapons over a 750 square-kilometer where the devices are believed to remain. Read the rest of Scientists in Croatia Train Honeybees to Detect Landmines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: balkan war , croatia , dogs , EU , european union , honeybee , landmine , nikola kezic , rats , sugar , tiramisu , tnt , train , zagreb university        

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Scientists in Croatia Train Honeybees to Detect Landmines

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