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Scientists move closer to creating artificial noses

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posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 07:31 AM
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Scientists move closer to creating artificial noses


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists say they have moved closer to creating "artificial noses" after finding a way to mass-produce smell receptors in a laboratory.

Artificial noses could one day replace dogs that sniff out drugs and explosives, and could have numerous medical applications including identifying diseases that have distinct odours, according to Shuguang Zhang, associate director of MIT's Centre for Biomedical Engineering and senior author of a study on the subject.
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posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 07:31 AM
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Just imagine, no more dogs sniffing your crutch in a busy airport - it will be a machine instead! But seriously I hope this will lead to technology that can put a stop to airline bombs, or even suicide bombers. They could potentially put these on buses and trains and stop bombers before they board...one can only dream...

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