The prototype BioExplorers system uses live sniffer mice to detect explosives (Photo: Rama)
The prototype BioExplorers system uses live sniffer mice to detect explosives (Image: BioExplorers)
Mice ... they may nibble our food, poop in our cupboards, and make us go "eek," but they may also someday keep us from getting blown up. Before they can do that, however, Israeli tech company BioExplorers has to get its mouse-based explosives detection system out of the prototype stage and into production. If it ever does see the light of day, then people at airports, arenas, and other high terrorism-risk areas may routinely be getting a sniff-down by containers of live rodents.
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