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« on: December 05, 2006, 07:41:22 PM »

The pentagon has said bees refuse to recognize the rank and file in the armed services and therefore will not be used to detect bombs.

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2402175&C=america

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 09:47:15 AM »

Awe too bad you have to register for defence news, not interested.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 12:59:23 PM »

Hmm I didn't have to register when I posted it. My Aplogies.

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 01:07:47 PM »

I went and read it yesterday without registering. Now it wants me to.

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 11:53:56 PM »

Nope, faster than that particular speed.  You should see the housing being built not too far from me.  They have lifted the ALR in so many places and it wants to make you get sick!!!  No wonder the coyotes howl and scream so much at night.  and it is not because they want our chickens, they know that they can't get them.  thank goodness we have mountains so close, these critters will just have to move on, they can do it, they just haven't figured it out yet.  Sad situation.  Cindi
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2006, 02:30:45 PM »

There was another story on this topic by the AP today, carried in a number of newspapers. Here is a snippit and a link to the full story:

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Here's the latest buzz on detecting explosives: bomb-sniffing bees.

A study at Los Alamos National Laboratory has found that honeybees can be trained to detect explosives, even in tiny quantities.
      "These bees really perform," said bee biologist Timothy Haarmann, the study's leader.
      Whether honeybees will ever be enlisted in the war on terror looks doubtful at this point.
      In thousands of trials conducted over the past 18 months at the nuclear weapons lab, bees stuck out their tongues when they smelled explosives. The bees even underwent field trials, successfully sniffing out explosives in a simulated roadside bomb, in a vehicle, and on a person rigged like a suicide bomber.
      The insects have a phenomenal sense of smell, rivaling that of dogs, Haarmann said.
      "The beauty of the bee is that when it has a sugar water reward, it sticks out its proboscis," the scientist said. "It's not a little tiny tongue. It's bigger than the antennae."


http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650213838,00.html
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