|I just got a dose of future shock.||dr hoo|
Jan 27, 2004 2:16 PM
|Seriously, this sounds like wacky science fiction. If I had read this in a book, I would think it was made up out of thin air.
"Flower-Power Could Help Clear Land Mines
The genetically modified weed has been coded to change color when its roots come in contact with nitrogen-dioxide (NO2) evaporating from explosives buried in soil.
Within three to six weeks from being sowed over land mine infested areas the small plant, a Thale Cress, will turn a warning red whenever close to a land mine. "
This, if it works, will be a very GOOD THING. Aren't we clever monkeys? On the other hand, I think genetic modification has some potentially tragic capabilities. A double edged knife that CAN cut both ways.
Give me 20 years and I forsee myself saying things like "These kids today, with their implantable gills for swimming. Why, in MY day we had to..."
|that is too cool||ColnagoFE|
Jan 27, 2004 2:35 PM
|Surprised someone hadn't thought of that angle before. SHould save lots of lives and limbs.|
|I'd hate to be the guy who has to...||Dwayne Barry|
Jan 27, 2004 3:21 PM
|do the planting!|
|maybe they can plant it via helicopter? (nm)||ColnagoFE|
Jan 27, 2004 3:31 PM