Lancaster University - A nose for sensitive research

November 13, 2008

Electronic "noses" that can sniff out diseased and damaged plants have been developed by Lancaster University. The e-noses mimic a human sense of smell using sensors that respond to airborne chemicals by producing an electronic signal. They are already used to sniff out diseases such as tuberculosis, "off-flavours" in food, and even mouldy books in libraries.

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