Thursday, February 03, 2011

Mice Sniff Out Explosives

Tired of intrusive body pat-downs at airports? The solution could be mice.

A company in Israel, BioExplorers, believe trained mice can be useful for detecting explosives at airports and other places as well.

Mice have some drawbacks, but in their favor, the critters have a more acute sense of smell than dogs, which are commonly used to find explosives.

The company's recent field tests have been positive, however there is little scientific study on the use of rodents as detectors of explosives.

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