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A new intelligent system has been developed to help identify terrorists carrying explosives.
The use of an electronic smelling system capable of discriminating which tomatoes, melons or other products have a more attractive aroma is a particularly valuable aid for agro-food firms.
â€œAlthough e-noses already have many uses â€“ such as detecting spoilage in the food industry and monitoring air quality â€“ they are not as discriminating as biological noses,â€ according to CSIRO scientist, Dr Stephen Trowell.
A team of researchers from the Yale University (United States) and a Spanish company have developed a system to detect the vapors emitted by human skin in real time.
An advanced sensor technique and data processing used to monitor air conditioning inside space stations is now being used in an innovative fire protection system for Stockholmâ€™s metro system.
By Schiffman, Susan S Graham, Brevick G; Williams, C Mike ABSTRACT The effectiveness of 18 alternative technologies for reducing odor dispersion at and beyond the boundary of swine facilities was assessed in conjunction with an initiative sponsored through agreements between the Attorney General of North Carolina and Smithfield Foods, Premium Standard Farms, and Frontline Farmers.
An unusual device that uses trained wasps, rather than trained dogs, to detect specific chemical odors could one day be used to find hidden explosives, plant diseases, illegal drugs, cancer and even buried bodies, according to a joint study by researchers at the University of Georgia and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
ONBOARD THE SPACE STATION, ammonia is a good thing. It flows through pipes, carrying heat generated inside the station outside to space. Ammonia helps keep the station habitable. It is also poisonous. If it leaks, astronauts need to know quickly.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.