TITLE

Bee--ing Good IED Scouts

PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/11/2006, Vol. 165 Issue 23, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the training technique developed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists to train bees detect explosives. The scientists will harness the exceptional olfactory sense of honeybees so they could alert troops to the presence of deadly improvised explosive devices in combat zones. The Pavlovian training technique is common in bee research to elicit the proboscis extension reflex when bees sensed certain explosive materials.
ACCESSION #
23734061

 

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