HAZMAT/Chemicals
  Posted on: Friday, June 1, 2018
New tool to detect deadly chemical weapon agents: Butterflies
Homeland Security News Wire
Every spring caterpillars shed their cocoons, emerging as butterflies. This timeless symbol of change is now being applied to enhanced chemical detection for U.S. soldiers. Researchers from the military service academies, funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, are using butterflies to detect trace amounts of chemical warfare agents with increased precision and speed.

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