How the fruit fly could help us sniff out drugs and bombs

15 octubre 2014

A fly’s sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs, new research has found. Brain scientists were surprised to find that the ‘nose’ of fruit flies can identify odors from illicit drugs and explosive substances almost as accurately as wine odor, which the insects are naturally attracted to because it smells like their favorite food, fermenting fruit.
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