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 Global Inventory Project: Transforming Agriculture with Perennial Crops

The Missouri Botanical Garden is identifying plant species to develop into perennial crops for sustainable agriculture.

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New Device Treats Uterine Fibroids Without Any Incisions

An incision-free device designed to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding caused by uterine fibroids is introduced at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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New Way to Clean Cancer-Causing Chromium From Drinking Water

A Washington University engineer has found a new way to clean chromium from tap water using electricity.

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Celebrity Deaths Create Awareness about Aortic Dissection & Treatment at Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Aortic dissection is often undetected and undiagnosed, resulting in death. Mercy Vascular Surgeon Dr. Vito Mantese explains a new lifesaving treatment.

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SafeTrek Mobile App: Smart Way to Alert Police When You're in Danger

SafeTrek is a mobile app for personal safety and security. Just open the app and have it ready! If you feel unsafe, keep a finger on “hold until safe” button.

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