Artificial snot created

June 8, 2007

Researchers have created artificial "snot" to enhance the performance of electronic noses. The researchers, at Warwick and Leicester universities, have coated the sensors used by odour-sensing "electronic noses" with a mix of polymers that mimics the action of mucus in a human nose. This improves the performance of the devices, allowing them to pick out a more diverse range of smells.

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