It's almost too good to bee true

Gibson, Jane
June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/11/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 70, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that Inscentinel Ltd. has found that honey bees can be used as a piece of bomb detecting technology. The bees were trained to recognize chemical substances in the air using classical conditioning techniques. It cites the benefits of such technology to security, food quality and safety sectors.


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