Friday, March 5, 2010

Low tech rats

In our continuing series on the good use of inexpensive technology, the BBC reports that rats have been trained to find landmines, and are doing so in Mozambique.  They are also being used to detect tuberculosis in the saliva of sick patients, and are being trained for other kinds of disease detection.  This is being done by a company called APOPO -- Detection Rats Technology. 

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