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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New Drug Delivery Method to the Brain is Tested in Locusts

Washington University engineers are exploring a new drug-delivery method to the brain using gold and locusts!

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SMART Cells: Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis

Researchers rewire stem cells' genetic circuits to autonomously produce a biologic drug when the cells encounter inflammation from arthritis.

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Veterinary Motion Analysis Lab Hopes to Improve Orthopedic Treatments for Pets and People

Veterinary Motion Analysis Lab could lead to better orthopedic treatments and procedures for small animals and humans.

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All About Science: Entrepreneur Creates Genius Games

Genius Games is a series of card and board games that teach players about atoms, ionic bonds and cell biology and structure.

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