In the hunt for toxins, spy insects go where humans can't.
By Michael Stroh
Posted 02.03.2004 at 5:23 pm 0 Comments
That, at least, is the vision of Jeff Brinker, a materials scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. Brinker and his team have devised a way to transform the loathed insects into stealthy environmental sentinels to detect chemical or biological agents.
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