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Croatian scientists bred bee-engineers

Croatian scientists bred bee-engineers

Researchers from Croatia bring out a unique look of bees that can sense an explosive device at a distance of up to five kilometers, even if it is found underground.

Work on the removal of bees that will find mines and other explosives, was begun in the 2007 year. The researchers did not use genetic engineering. They achieved this result through regular insect training.

Researchers trained a bee colony on a large enclosed site, owned by the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb. To develop the ability of bees to respond to explosives, scientists, in those places where there were feeders with a treat for bees, infiltrated the soil with various explosive chemicals.

Mateya Janes, a professor at the University of Zagreb, said that such training of bees leads to the fact that insects smell the explosive begins to be associated with delicacy, and as a result they seek to find the shortest path to the desired product.

Researchers have been conducting similar training for several years, and today they boldly state that bees work more quickly and safely in comparison with specially trained dogs. In the near future, scientists plan to send the bees to search for unexploded mines, for this they will go to the town of Benkovac, which was in the line of fire in 1991-1995 years.

Recall that it is also known about the ability of elephants to detect land mines in connection with a sense of self-preservation, as well as naval scientists fleet different countries train dolphins to find mines underwater.
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  1. krasin
    krasin 20 May 2013 12: 10
    Miracles are in the sieve. Still to be taught to clear mine, it would be necessary to refine!
    1. patline
      patline 20 May 2013 12: 19
      Wait, soon they will have Hornet Marines laughing
      1. fortunophile
        fortunophile 20 May 2013 12: 21
        Quote: patline
        Wait, soon they will have Hornet Marines

        Ready laughing Yesterday, the Lord of the Sith posted the Old, which in the light of this news began to carry a different meaning wassat
        A 35-year-old resident of Sweden, named Hasse, died after trying to mate with a hornet's nest on his farm near the town of Ystad. On the body of the deceased, 146 bites were found, 54 of them on his genitals. Farmer Hasse was discovered by a neighbor who at first mistook him for a corpse of a whale - the body was so swollen. The farmer was unconscious and died an hour later.
        The neighbor said that he had never seen the body so smashed, especially the pelvis and scrotum. It was possible to identify the body only by a tattoo on the neck. Examination found sperm on several dead hornets, pubic hair near the opening of the nest and fingerprints on the sides.
        1. Canep
          Canep 20 May 2013 12: 58
          In vain you laugh (although you yourself could not help it) imagine you are such a Rambo with a machine gun, RPG, etc. Who would you be afraid to meet with a tank or with a flock of brutal bees, ready to bite you in all parts of the body.
          1. Black Colonel
            Black Colonel 20 May 2013 14: 54
            The Vietnamese exchanged their army soap from Amerian soldiers. They wound rags on long sticks, rubbed rags with this soap and went into the jungle. They were big lovers of cleanliness even in the jungle! Some population of these very jungles was accustomed to cleanliness, in particular, local hornet sluts: wound on sticks and washed rags, they carried out general cleaning in the nests of these hornets. After that they quickly cleaned their own way, because not all hornets liked this purity. And therefore, they (hornets) och-ch-chen remembered the smell of THIS soap. And how did the gullible and harmless American soldiers (the green berets) know that THEY HAVE ALREADY HATED AND WAIT FOR HORSE HUNGERS who swore on the ruins of their ravaged nests to take revenge on offenders smelling of THIS SOAP. In short, the soldiers set new records for the American army all-around ... Mother Nature in the service, however. You will not always fight with her!
    2. ziqzaq
      ziqzaq 20 May 2013 14: 15
      Researchers have not used genetic engineering. They achieved this result through regular training of insects.
      Send them our hockey team ...
      I apologize for the flood .....
  2. svp67
    svp67 20 May 2013 12: 11
    Well, it remains to withdraw mole-sappers and the mine threat will be overcome ...
  3. avt
    avt 20 May 2013 12: 11
    fool laughing Finish out! They will have bees in the hive instead of trotillum honey to collect. laughing It’s good that they introduced visas to Croatia, otherwise you’ll go and you don’t know whether you are going past an apiary or a minefield! laughing
    1. BARKAS
      BARKAS 20 May 2013 12: 24
      It is precisely on the arms market that a new TNT product in combs will appear wassat
    2. tlauicol
      tlauicol 20 May 2013 12: 38
      We rested in Croatia - there are plenty of minefields there, even in national reserves!
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      2. tlauicol
        tlauicol 20 May 2013 13: 00
        just to put a minus
  4. zanoza
    zanoza 20 May 2013 12: 14
    To put it mildly, strange studies wassat They will "swarm" or "swirl" over the mine, or they may buzz especially or immediately begin to tear off explosivesfool . Cut the money in Croatian .....
  5. il grand casino
    il grand casino 20 May 2013 12: 15
    The smell of insects is sometimes much better than that of mammals. So the idea is not bad
    1. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 20 May 2013 14: 45
      The idea is good. A bee will find a mine. Who will find a bee in a mine?
      1. il grand casino
        il grand casino 20 May 2013 14: 51
        one is hard, if there are a lot of bees then they are very noticeable. Yes, and as I understand it, they are supposed to be used at short distances
      2. AK-47
        AK-47 20 May 2013 17: 38
        Quote: Captain Vrungel
        The idea is good. A bee will find a mine. Who will find a bee in a mine?

        Each bee on an iPhone, found a mine called miners. good
  6. smershspy
    smershspy 20 May 2013 12: 22
    Yes! Yes! There are no words! Hippopotamus - the general will appear soon! Oooh! laughing
    1. avt
      avt 20 May 2013 13: 58
      Quote: smershspy
      Yes! Yes! There are no words! Hippopotamus - the general will appear soon! Oooh

      request Eka is unknown, we have a whole minister of defense - there was a hippopotamus, look at Serdyukov. laughing
      1. agrindler
        agrindler 5 June 2013 12: 37
        I agree! About Serdyuk to the point! laughing
  7. Orchestrarant
    Orchestrarant 20 May 2013 12: 27
    Flies are more reliable than bees. Flies will more accurately show where the mines (cow) are! laughing
  8. fatty
    fatty 20 May 2013 12: 56
    as we said in the army, when a dog does a nefig, she licks eggs. Well, Croatian scientists are doing about the same.
  9. engineer74
    engineer74 20 May 2013 13: 02
    Sapper bees, funny! How to use them in winter? Store them how? Anti-tank hedgehogs rule! laughing
  10. treskoed
    treskoed 20 May 2013 13: 03
    I recall the parable of Hodge Nasruddin, who promised the Sultan to teach how to speak donkey!
  11. knn54
    knn54 20 May 2013 13: 03
    I don’t envy the beekeeper whom the bees will bring “nectar / pollen” from the “desired product”.
    And planting bees on such food (sugar with the smell of explosives) is sadism.
    PS A Belgian company has taught African marsupial rats to find buried bombs.
    This small but extremely intelligent animal is able to search 150 square meters in half an hour with a guide. After half an hour, the degree of concentration of the rat falls, and the next sapper replaces it at the post. The training period of the animal is four to seven months, and bloodhounds - 12 months. Then the rat goes through a series of tests and tests, after which it is allowed to explore minefields. So, in Mozambique, where the civil war lasted for decades, seven bombs were discovered in just one day by the rat.
  12. xzWhiteWolf
    xzWhiteWolf 20 May 2013 13: 06
    Yeah, well, they will release the bees and what's next?)) Will they run after?))) How the project is certainly interesting and proves that they can) but the bees will obviously not look))
  13. Alekseir162
    Alekseir162 20 May 2013 13: 07
    Quote: Canep
    35-year-old resident of Sweden, named Hasse, died after trying to mate with a hornet's nest

    Tin, which, however, was not tolerant hornets caught, he wanted to fuck them, but they did not appreciate his democratic impulse and they fucked him. wassat
  14. fzr1000
    fzr1000 20 May 2013 14: 22
    Not otherwise old man Baturin got them bees "on the cheap".
  15. lecturer
    lecturer 20 May 2013 16: 05
    Well And, surprised eh? Here are our flies (!) - there is no need to "train" them! You walk with your beloved woman on the lawn, you look at flies swarming over the "mound" - so this "MINA" is either a cow, or ... etc.!
  16. 120352
    120352 20 May 2013 18: 42
    In an amicable way, we must look into the future! Create an army of bees and let them fight. Start with Syria and its bandits. To bite everyone to hell with some kind of OV - and in a week the war is over! The main thing is that they recognize the signals "Friend" - "Alien".
  17. waisson
    waisson 20 May 2013 19: 44
    and if their terrorists use explosives in a certain area where the hive is located as a delivery