A Plant that Detects Landmines

Danish researchers have developed a plant changes color when its roots come in contact with explosives. They are proposing that this plant could be used to detect buried landmines. Of course that would require that this plant was growing pretty much everywhere in certain regions that are rife with landmines. Not very practical. But interesting.

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  1. A Plant that Detects Landmines

    Minding the Planet Danish researchers have developed a plant [that] changes color when its roots come in[to] contact with explosives. They are proposing that this plant could be used to detect buried landmines. Of course that would require that this

  2. Given that they grow enough to detect the mines in 3-5 weeks, I’d imagine that aerial seeding would be the idea; although a crop duster might be better than a helicopter, given the amount of wind helicopters generate.

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