Programming bacteria like computers, scientists tap an unexpected labor force.
By Dan Ferber
Posted 06.03.2004 at 5:00 pm 0 Comments
As the cruiser powers into an enemy harbor the captain, suspecting mines, unleashes a swarm of microbes into the water. By the trillions they sniff out TNT, fluorescing brighter hues of red as they near their quarry and then digest the explosive, rendering it harmless.
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