Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have created a strain of bacteria that glows green when in the presence of explosives.

Inhabitat reports that scientists at the University of Edinburgh have created a strain of bacteria that glows green when in the presence of explosives. This special bacteria could be sprayed on top of mine fields to make detection easier and safer.

They explain:

The new strain was produced using a technique called BioBricking, wherein strands of bacterial DNA can be manipulated to express desired traits. The bacteria are cheap, can be easily mass produced, and offer tremendous advances over the cost of removing a land mine using conventional detectors, which can range from $300 to $1,000.

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