Sep 22, 2023

Israeli Researchers Develop Method for Safely Detecting Landmines — Using Bacteria

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By John Jeffay, ISRAEL21c

Researchers in Israel have announced a breakthrough in safely detecting landmines – using bacteria.

They’ve developed tiny pellet-sized biosensors based on E. coli. The biosensors are dispersed over the target area, where they sniff out the chemical signature of buried explosives and become luminescent.

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