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How I taught rats to sniff out land mines: Bart Weetjens on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

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. (Recorded at TEDxRotterdam 2010, June 2010 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Duration: 12:11)

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