Lab work is underway at Colorado State University to make green plants turn white in the presence of explosives.
(FOX News)- A scientist at Colorado State University has developed a way to make everyday plants one of the first lines of defense in the war on terror.
Lab work currently underway makes green plants turn white if they detect explosive, biological or chemical weapons in their environment. Imagine someone walking by these plants in an airport with hidden explosives -- and the plants changing color to alert security.
Professor June Medford and fellow scientists on the campus of Colorado State University are now working with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to develop high-tech plants for use in airports and other public areas.