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From frog eggs to an artificial nose—Durante would be proud

Anamniote eggs from a frog.

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Researchers have found the secret to improving a robot’s sense of smell: Shove frog eggs up its nose. A team at the University of Tokyo has developed a sensor made from a genetically modified frog egg that can help a robot pick out insect smells and pheromones.

As useful as a moth-smelling robot may seem, researchers believe the study published yesterday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is just one step towards an inexpensive but sensitive chemical detector.

via  Discover Magazine.

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August 25, 2010 - Posted by | animals, Robots

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