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Bomb-sniffing drone technology developed at UW:- Do terrorists have plan B?

posted Apr 24, 2016, 12:13 PM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Apr 24, 2016, 12:13 PM ]

Drones may soon have the capability to save thousands of lives each year by detecting terrorists’ improvised explosive devices and active land mines from long-ago wars thanks to innovative technology developed at UW-Madison.

The proven detection technology that also can detect chemical and nuclear weapons and drugs was successfully miniaturized and designed to fly on small unmanned aircraft by Fusion Technology Lab graduate students about five months ago, according to Jerry Kulcinski, an emeritus professor of nuclear engineering and the lab’s director.

“They did something that has never been done before,” Kulcinski said. Continue Reading ...