You know who gets a bad rap? These guys…
They could be the answer to the security line at the airport.
At a conference on security in Tel Aviv today, a company unveiled an explosive and drug detection system using mice. An airport scanner box is used, concealing three chambers, each containing eight mice. Upon detection an explosive (or drug), they run into an “alarm chamber.”
The company says the best part about using mice is they work longer shifts than dogs.
Seriously, I’m not kidding.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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