Bats Inspire Detectors to Help Prevent Oil and Gas Pipe Leaks

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36875
Published May 01, 2020 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

By mimicking how bats use differing wavelengths of ultrasound to detect objects, hunt, and avoid predators, engineers have developed a new system that combines two separate types of radiation, fast neutrons and gamma rays, to detect corrosion — a major cause of pipeline leaks.