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Bomb-Sniffing Bees Could Find Unexploded Mines In Croatia
2013-05-20 09:02:53

The US Navy has used dolphins to hunt for undersea mines and dogs have been used to sniff out bombs on land. Now, scientists are incorporating honeybees in the hunt for unexploded landmines in Croatia and possibly other war-ravaged countries in the Balkans.

2010-06-16 21:51:56

Anyone who is an online shopper and humanitarian might find this research project appealing.

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2009-12-22 14:30:00

A team of European researchers has devised a method for locating plastic anti-personnel mines, which are manufactured to avoid detection by metal detectors.

2009-08-31 15:08:50

Authorities in Cincinnati said the bomb squad was called to dispose of a land mine discovered in the garage of a home. Police said the Cincinnati Bomb Squad was called to the home Sunday afternoon by the resident who found the device and the mine was safely destroyed, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported Monday. Bomb

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2009-05-19 12:35:29

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say they have created a testing facility designed to assist in the improvement of land mine detection equipment. Scientists said they will use the test facility to evaluate and enhance sensors designed to detect buried land mines by use of an automated system that measures the response of individual electromagnetic induction sensors or arrays of sensors against land mines buried at many possible angles. The researchers said electromagnetic induction...

2008-08-07 00:00:23

By Douglas Morino WOODLAND HILLS -- The land mines they defused and removed from war-torn regions of Southeast Asia lie like specimens on display thousands of miles away in a cramped, fifth-story office in the San Fernando Valley.

2008-08-01 09:00:49

Text of report in English by Pristina-based independent internet news agency KosovaLive Prishtina [Pristina], 31 Jul (KosovaLive) - Nita Vula walked towards her supervisor, arm outstretched, with a smile across her face.

2008-07-22 09:00:55

More than 6.5 million square meters land of Afghanistan cleaned up from explosive devices: officials KABUL, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The UN-backed de-mining agency Mine Action Program for Afghanistan (MAPA) has cleaned up more than 6.5 million square meters of land from explosive devices over the past six months in Afghanistan, director of the agency Haider Reza said Monday.

2008-07-21 15:00:48

More than 38,000 land mines have been cleared this year in Afghanistan, one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, a U.N. official said Monday.

2006-05-12 07:55:00

By Hugh Bronstein SIBATE, Colombia (Reuters) - Her name is Lola and she's at the top of her class of risk-running rodents being trained to sniff out landmines in Colombia, home to the world's highest number of mine-related deaths and injuries last year.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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