Emerging tech: Bacteria-based sensors could detect pipeline leaks

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Petroleum pipeline leaks are costly – for business and for the environment. Researchers are now developing bacteria-based sensors to detect hydrocarbons released by a leak – and emit a wireless alert signal to technicians.

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Emerging tech: Bacteria-based sensors could detect pipeline leaks
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