(This is my second Science Week Post)
Well this was an easy one for me as I have mentioned it in the past. Landmine Detection, or more specifically a tool to detect the absence of landmines.Â Absence is important because while the efforts of the miltary are devoted to finding a safe route through mine fields, the civilian population must establish that all their fields, paths, villages and workplaces are free from mines.
This device would have to be,
- Low cost
- Easy to manfacture locally (at all the locations where landmines exist)
- Capable of detecting and destroy plastic mines amongst others
The ultimate goal is of course a device that makes mining (especially anti-personnel mines) obsolete by making them completely ineffective.