Call the swat team.
Bomb-sniffing “cyborg locusts” could be the next wave in national security, according to military news agency Stars and Stripes.
Washington University researchers, funded by the U.S. Navy, reportedly indicate that locusts can differentiate between TNT, ammonium nitrate and other bomb-making materials, and locate their origins almost immediately. Locusts are known to have a well-honed sense in their antennae, but scientists weren’t certain the bugs could detect objects that are foreign to their natural environment.
Biomedical engineering professor Barani Raman and his team’s $1.1 million study found that apparently they can.