TITLE

Honey trap

AUTHOR(S)
Zolfagharifard, Ellie
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/28/2011, Vol. 296 Issue 7813, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
60145223

 

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