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A fly’s sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs, new University of Sussex research has found.
This first-of-its-kind system is now available to customers for pre-order on popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
A deer hunter's worst enemy is body odor because it alerts prey animals that a predator is near. The science behind suppressing body odor to give hunters an edge, however, could help researchers develop a life-saving device for diabetes patients.
Japanese researchers have created two new automatons – a female humanoid and a dog robot – that alert those suffering from smelly body odor or bad breath, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported this week.
A dog’s nose is 1,000 times better at picking up scents than a human’s nose. As such, it only makes sense to model an electronic nose after the canine’s.
Research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, has enabled a local company to develop an "electronic nose" prototype that can detect small quantities of harmful substances.
Almost a century after telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell first popularized the idea of measuring smells, chemical vapor sensors ― "electronic noses" ― are being developed for use in diagnosing disease, detecting national security threats, and other futuristic uses.
Chemical sensors are exceedingly good at detecting a single substance or a class of chemicals, even at highly rarified concentrations.
Have you ever been disappointed by a cantaloupe from the grocery store?
Scientists have 'trained' an electronic system to be able to predict the pleasantness of novel odors, just like a human would perceive them â€“ turning the popular notion that smell is completely personal and culture-specific on its head.
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