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September 2, 2010 AT 10:21 am

Olfactory Sensors from Frogs

How do you give a robot a sharper sense of smell? By using genetically modified frog cells, according to Shoji Takeuchi, a bioengineer at the University of Tokyo in Japan.

Today’s electronic noses are not up to the job, he says. Although e-noses have been around for a while – and are used to sniff out rotten food in production lines – they lack accuracy.

Read more at New Scientist.


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