30 May '11, 12am

Glowing Bacteria Could Join Rats, Dogs, and Watercress in De-mining Agricultural Land – EcoLocalizer - Embed This

There is so much wrong with the concept that it is difficult to know where to start - essentially what we have here is a solution that does not match the known problems of landmine clearance: - any detection method should be based on evidence that there is something to detect. The starting point for this sort of technology is to demonstrate that for ALL mines and unexploded ordnance in a particular region there will be "contamination" of the surrounding soil by a substance leaking from the mine. This work has not been done, and the available evidence is that some mines and many UXOs are well sealed and not leaking, even after a long time. - secondly, how would this method work for such common scenarios as dense vegetation (where people think there are mines they do not usually farm the land, so vegetation grows wild, in the tropics it can reach 5 to 10 metres tall in a few...

Full article: http://ecolocalizer.com/2009/11/18/glowing-bacteria-could...

Tweets

amsterdam-fashion-women-on-bikes – EcoLocalizer...

ecolocalizer.com 29 May '11, 11pm

Priority 1: Nature Air, water, planet, and its ecosystems PlanetSave Priority 2: Civilization Business, economics, self-su...

Inspirerend artikel voor de Stadsvisie. Verdich...

grist.org 29 May '11, 12pm

Climate Change Climate change could give you brain fungus [VIDEO] by PBS: Need to Know 29 May 2011 2:21 PM A rare but dead...

Blue Dogs Draw The Line At Ending Medicare

care2.com 30 May '11, 8pm

The Blue Dog Democrats, a group of "socially conservative, fiscally conservative" Dems who have often been known to jump s...