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2006-08-11 06:35:00

By James Grubel CANBERRA -- Australian scientists have begun looking at smell sensors in worms and insects to help them build an electronic "cybernose" they hope will one day be capable of measuring aromas and flavors in wine. An electronic nose might also be used to check passengers for traces of explosives at the final ground check before boarding planes or trains. Head researcher Stephen Trowell said on Friday scientists believe they will be able to artificially copy the way worms and...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'