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Scientists may use worms noses to fight Terror

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posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 06:52 AM
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Australian Scientists are looking at the possibility of one day using an electronic version of worm "smell sensors" to detect smells and flavors of everything from wine to explosives.


CANBERRA (Reuters) - 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.

Scientists look at worms for electronic nose


This is pretty cool. Some of the greatest advancements in modern technology have taken ideas directly from genius nature. It will interesting to see how far they can take this and what it will lead too.




posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:56 PM
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Imagine the terror passengers might feel of having live bugs crawling on them sniffing for C-4.

Its actually a good idea, developing tech based on bugs, as they are creatures who's sensory network is the most keen of any animals. They live their whole lives revolving around their reactions to chemical signals in everything.

It certainly has potential for alot of things!



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