Latest Land mine Stories

2014-04-04 16:24:06

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roots of Peace, an international humanitarian NGO working to transform former minefields into thriving farmland, today celebrates the five millionth tree it has helped plant in various war-torn areas of the world. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DC98881 The fifth( )millionth tree was a black pepper seedling planted on a farm in the Quang Tri region of Vietnam. As part of its International Day of Mine...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Bees have a perfect sense of smell and scientists believe that smell might save hundreds of lives if they can be trained to sniff out the odor from unexploded ordnance (UXOs)....

Locating Landmines And Buried IEDs Made Easier With New Chemical Sensor
2012-08-02 08:09:07

A chemical sensing system developed by engineers at the University of Connecticut is believed to be the first of its kind capable of detecting vapors from buried landmines and other explosive devices with the naked eye rather than advanced scientific instrumentation. The research was first reported in the May 11, 2012 online edition of Advanced Functional Materials. The key to the system is a fluorescent nanofiberous film that can detect ultra-trace levels of explosive vapors and buried...

2010-06-21 09:30:00

MARYVILLE, Tenn., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RELYANT, LLC, a Maryville-based company providing worldwide strategic support services, has received notification of award for a $49 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Afghanistan Engineering South District. RELYANT will provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) removal and mine clearance in southern and western Afghanistan. The company anticipates adding up to 200 new employees at its facilities in Afghanistan and Maryville. The...

2010-06-16 21:51:56

Anyone who is an online shopper and humanitarian might find this research project appealing. Physics professor John Scales is working on a low-cost, human-focused, high technology effort to stop the devastation of unexploded buried land mines with a novel acoustical/microwave detection system. The work is described in the Journal of Applied Physics, which is published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). In a project sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research...

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