Explosives detector works 16 times better when it can 'sniff' like a dog

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 21:31 in Astronomy & Space

Dogs know how to follow their noses — and scientists are now taking the hint, too. Researchers who 3-D printed a model of a dog’s snout have found that high-speed sniffing seriously upgrades the ability of detectors to pick up explosive chemicals like TNT. The discovery, described in the journal...

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