Bomb Sniffing Cyborg Locusts: Washington University Researchers Create Biorobotic Smelling Machines

A team of Washington University researchers is working to turn locusts into biobots that can sniff out explosives. The key will be to equip the insects with three pieces of technology. It’s an exciting advancement that the team says could rebrand the locust, which is too often seen as a terrible menace. The Office of Naval Research is funding Baranidharan Raman’s research into this matter with a $750,000 three-year grant.

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Bomb Sniffing Cyborg Locusts: Washington University Researchers Create Biorobotic Smelling Machines

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The World's Largest 3D Printed Object for 777X Airplane at Boeing

The 777X wing trim and drill tool is now the world’s “largest solid 3-D printed item,” certified by Guinness World Records

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Video Game Technology Helping Physical Therapy Patients & Athletes at Mizzou Lab

Mizzou researchers are using the depth camera associated with video game systems to help physical therapy patients and athletes.

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New Software for Drug Companies to Make Drugs Cheaper, Faster and Better

New software will provide pharmaceutical companies the ability to develop drugs cheaper, faster and better by improving calculations of drug-target binding.

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Scopio Finds Images on Social Media, Letting Users Get Paid for Their Photos

A company with roots in St.Louis is finding ways to sift through social media to find marketable photos. From there, they put brands and photographers together.

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New Method of Protection Against Pneumococcal Pneumonia

VaxNewMo has engineered E. coli to manufacture pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am