Chemical sniffer system could replace bomb squad dogs
29 December 2017 | 2:00 pm
A prototype chemical "sniffer system" that detects criminal substances such as illegal drugs or explosives, and the chemical precursors used to make them, has been developed by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
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