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Fruit Flies Could Sniff Out Bombs, Drugs

Fruit Flies Could Sniff Out Bombs, Drugs | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"A fruit fly's sense of smell could potentially be used to sniff out bombs and drugs, according to a new study. Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) can detect smells such as those from wine, which the insects are naturally attracted to because it smells like their favorite food, fermenting fruit. Now, new research shows that their keen "noses" could with just as much accuracy identify odors from illicit drugs and explosive substances as well."

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Nanotechnology Device Mimics Dog’s Nose To Detect Explosives

Nanotechnology Device Mimics Dog’s Nose To Detect Explosives | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

A new nanotechnology device mimics a dog’s nose so closely that it can detect explosives and other substances. According to ScienceDaily, their goal is to make “portable, accurate, and highly sensitive” explosive-sniffing devices that “could become as commonplace as smoke detectors in public places.”

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