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Geophysicist helps develop landmine detection robot (access required)

Lancaster County engineer Tim Bechtel is helping to design and test this mine-detection robot, which will be easy for others to replicate. - (Photo / Submitted rendering)

Since war broke out four years ago between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, landmines and unexploded ordnance have littered the soil there, exposing farmers and others to the risk of injury or death.

Since war broke out four years ago between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, landmines and unexploded ordnance have littered the soil there, exposing farmers and others to the risk of injury or death.