All entries for Monday 30 April 2007
April 30, 2007
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/artificial_snot_enhances/
Researchers at The University of Warwick and Leicester University have used an artificial snot (nasal mucus) to significantly enhance the performance of electronic noses.
The researchers have coated the sensors used by odour sensing “electronic noses” with a mix of polymers that mimics the action of the mucus in the natural nose. This greatly improves the performance of the electronic devices allowing them to pick out a more diverse range of smells.