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To sense bomb vapor, device mimics dogs

A new detector could put bomb-sniffing dogs out of business.

“Dogs are still the gold standard for scent detection of explosives. But like a person, a dog can have a good day or a bad day, get tired or distracted,” says UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer Carl Meinhart.

“We have developed a device with the same or better sensitivity as a dog’s nose that feeds into a computer to report exactly what kind of molecule it’s detecting.”

Full story at Futurity.

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