Stroh, Michael
March 2004
Popular Science;Mar2004, Vol. 264 Issue 3, p50
Provides information on the technique devised by Jeff Brinker, a materials scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to transform cockroaches into biochemical detectors. Characteristics of the insects which make it suitable for the job; Advantage of living cells over mechanical sensors; Coating developed to protect and preserve the cells while out in the field.


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