Honey trap

Zolfagharifard, Ellie
March 2011
Engineer (00137758);3/28/2011, Vol. 296 Issue 7813, p28
The article discusses the ability of honeybees in detecting trace vapour to catch terrorists and drug smugglers. Honeybees are found to have a keener sense of smell. In developing the VASOR136 sensor by Inscentinel Ltd., the integrated honeybees are taught to recognise a particular odour. The bees elicit a proboscis extension reflex response and stick out their tongue if the sample contains the substance they are trained to detect.


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