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KB3001
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re: High-tech rats to root out land mines
KB3001   6/9/2012 11:51:33 AM
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Amen to that!

agk
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agk   6/9/2012 10:28:48 AM
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doves are trained as post men,parrots are trained to sing, now rats are trained to detect. A great out of the box idea. Once successful rats also can save human lives.

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SylvieBarak   6/8/2012 10:59:14 PM
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I'd rather the world would stop using landmines...

PJames
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PJames   6/8/2012 10:42:59 PM
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Mickey Mouse now appearing in Hurt Locker II.

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Duane Benson   6/8/2012 10:32:36 PM
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Hopefully they won't be bubonic flea rats. This is interesting, especially given rats' ability to chew through wires and other stuff like that. I could see the rats chewing into it and if they couldn't get through the case, then at least marking it.

KB3001
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KB3001   6/8/2012 9:02:12 PM
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Low tech solution to a big problem. I'd rather we try to understand and replicate the rat's sensing system.

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EREBUS0   6/8/2012 8:12:25 PM
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I heard they started with dogs, but they kept retrieving the mines and dropping them at their feet. They need to put reflective tape on the rats and use the laser disposal system. Once the rat indicates the mine, they can get its position off the reflective tape and then signal the rat to run. Could be the next big TV game show. Blast the Rat! Just a thought.

SylvieBarak
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SylvieBarak   6/8/2012 4:48:22 PM
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Of mice and men.... ;) kinda...

masimons
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masimons   6/8/2012 4:32:11 PM
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And of course the ratpack contains just enough explosive to detonate the landmine the rat found.



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