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Adorable Bomb-Sniffing Dogs May Be Replaced with Less Adorable Bomb-Sniffing Lasers

22
Jul
2014

Researchers at UC Berkeley may be putting bomb-sniffing dogs out of a job. Mechanical engineering professor Xiang Zhang was the head of the team which was able to create these lasers. The research team tested their laser sensors with a variety of different explosives, and were able to detect even airborne chemicals with very low concentrations. These scientists believe their new laser technology is more effective than existing explosive detection methods, including bomb-sniffing dogs.

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