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Bart Weetjens:
How I taught rats to sniff out land mines

TEDxRotterdam 2010 · 12:11 · Filmed Jun 2010
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At TEDxRotterdam, Bart Weetjens talks about his extraordinary project: training rats to sniff out land mines. He shows clips of his "hero rats" in action, and previews his work's next phase: teaching them to turn up tuberculosis in the lab.

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Bart Weet­jens is developing a new approach to the land ­mine detection problem: train­ing giant pouched rats to detect explosives in minute amounts. Full bio

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