University Of Florida Researchers Say Lobster’s Sense of Smell Could Help Detect Explosives

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As reported by First Bell on March 19, 2014:

On its website, NBC News reports University of Florida researchers say that by studying a lobster’s sense of smell they may be able to develop technology that can protect soldiers from landmines and other explosives. The UF researchers have found that an olfactory neuron in lobsters “emits bursts of electrical pulses, much like radar systems use pulses of radio energy.” Jose Principe, an electrical and computer engineering professor on the research team, said their findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, may offer clues on how to improve devices that detect explosives. Read the story here.