Did you know that a single bee antenna is more sensitive than our best high-tech air measurement devices? Matthias Schott has been working for years researching the potential of insects’ detection equipment for very real human needs think: wasps detecting bombs in a mine field, or bees detecting drugs in an airport. In his talk, Matthias Schott delivers insight into how the tiny sensors of these superheroes can be used for the most sensitive measurement devices ever created.
Matthias Schott, 31, became intrigued by the amazing world of insects during his graduate studies in biology focusing on the chemical ecology of tiny beetles. While working on his PhD he developed a device that enables researchers to measure how insects smell certain substances. Both a passionate bee keeper and sound engineer he consistently aims to link the power of insect knowledge with technological expertise.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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