How bees and drones team up to find landmines


Among the virtues of bees you may not be aware of is their knack for detecting bombs.

Thanks to the fact that they can pick up the scent of explosives with their antennae, researchers in countries such as Croatia have spent years perfecting how to use bees as landmine locators.

But there’s a problem. As the insects whizz merrily about a mine-contaminated area, it’s extremely difficult for humans to keep track of where they go, not least because chasing bees across a minefield is not a great idea.

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Source: BBC News