Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium
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I just learned that there are plants which will tell you if they're growing over a landmine. The flowers turn a different color in the presence of - presumably - the metals commonly used in landmine construction. Or maybe it's detecting the explosives. Tho, that would imply the roots would have to invade the mine casing itself, which seems unlikely.

Either way, that's reasonably awesome. Now somebody just needs to make a few megatons of seed available to the appropriate countries for free.
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