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    New weapon against bird-strike at airports (VIDEO)

    Aug. 24 - New Zealand scientists have developed a bird-repelling grass designed to reduce the number of bird strikes at airports. Marketed as ''Avanex'', the grass is infected with a fungus that birds won't eat and is seen as an important new weapon in a fight that costs the airline industry about $1.4 billion each year. Rob Muir reports. ( Transcript )



    http://in.reuters.com/video/2011/08/...Channel=117460

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  • scanhorse
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    Kiwi enginuity does it again!

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    Bird-deterring grass could solve airport woes

    A revolutionary grass seed developed in New Zealand could be the answer to bird strike problems at airports around the globe.
    "Jackal" seed has been cultivated to contain an endophyte, a natural fungus that birds and insects dislike eating.



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    http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/bird...t-woes-4341084
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