Low cost solution to landmine clearance

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+23 1. ImprsdBySmartVid commented 12 years ago

The idea is not bad but it cannot assure a total landmine clearance. A german man invented a kind of tank to do that too: that's what they say to him: it mustn't miss any landmine and this is only possible by human workers. It was tried in a difficult place, in Vietnam if I remember well.
Nevertheless, it's better to clear some landmines than doing nothing.
I think a combination of the german tank and a complete and deep analysis with heavy plows in the sand-ground in these deserts should be tried.
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+20 2. Gondy10 commented 12 years ago

Not bad at all, but the problem is that you don't have the control of the direction..
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+9 3. loadrunner commented 12 years ago

You can put magnets on them for anti tank mines.
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+9 4. manxman commented 12 years ago

@ #1 my thoughts exactly, it's too random, once you've sent a few off these across an area you still cannot declare it safe because if you miss just one mine its a failiure.
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+11 5. LightAng3l commented 12 years ago

What if there is no wind?

I also don't agree with people declaring it a failure... because if you had a choice of walking through a minefield, before or after some of these... I bet you would go after...

It may not be perfect but you have to take what you get if you are at the point of entering a mine field.

NOTE: I consider minefields to be mankind's 56th worst invention.
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+5 6. alienbob commented 12 years ago

What about a huge fan on the other side the field ? :x
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+13 7. sartre commented 12 years ago

One alternative - not a nice one, admittedly - is to graze animals where mines are suspected.

Actually a better idea has just occurred to me: why not stampede all the contestants for those TV "talent" shows through the area and then audition the survivors? >:)
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+4 8. librabooks commented 12 years ago

Brave cameraman for going out into the minefield to film this!
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+3 9. txo commented 12 years ago

#8 I don`t belive that he actually enter in the mini field. At 2:15 you can see a signal that probably marks the begining of the minefield! Anyway...
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-5 10. MindTreat commented 12 years ago

I'm pretty sure there exists technology that will "xray" the ground and point out every single mine there is. But it is probably expensive, which is why "white man" don't wanna spend it on countries with little or no value.
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+11 11. MazdaMadsen commented 12 years ago

Some Danish scientists have created a plant that change color from green to red when grown close to land mines and explosives.


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+9 12. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

#10 So what is keeping the oil-rich "brown" billionaires of the UAE from paying for the technology to be used to find the mines?
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-4 13. MindTreat commented 12 years ago

Money? Thats the issue here. I was apparently way out of line to use the word white in a sentence, as you seem to not even understand the meaning of the " " . Lets refer to it as "The western world" so that we can avoid any confusion about what kind of countries and people i am referring to.

Money. Thats the whole clue. If there was money in clearing the mines, it would have been done already. By someone, somewhere. If there was oil under the minefield, do you think that field would have been left alone? No, someone would come along with some sort of wondermachine, that probably already exists plenty.

This video just represents the sad and lonely struggle of people that are unfortunate to be in the wrong place of the world. And "we" so called civilized, multicultured people are just watching and thinking "Well, hey, good luck man, i mean, what can i do..."

You can downvote me all you want, it doesn't change the fact that what im saying is true..
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+7 14. manxman commented 12 years ago

aot of anti personel mines have no steel parts so xray would not help.
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+4 15. captain_obvious commented 12 years ago

they should attach a red flag on the mines when they place them. so its easier to find them back.