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"Smell phones" next line of defense

Monday, August 16, 2010 - 02:16

Aug 16 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is funding research to create cell phones capable of ''smelling'' toxic gases used in chemical terrorist attacks. Tara Cleary reports.

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they cordless -- that. Which would alert people to the presence of poisonous gases . In -- search funded by the Department of Homeland Security is being carried out at University of California San Diego. Professor Michael The smell fund works by an improved cents a filled with tiny holes with associate economy flexes. When a poisonous gas molecule into as a whole the color reflected by that -- changes. At tiny -- that change and send -- an end to the self which relays the message to emergency responders. -- literary experiment. The since it has been able to detect several toxic gases . Including -- the chemicals used in attacks on Tokyo subway system in 1995. Which killed twelve and hospitalized 5000 people. You brought it over three vision the company responsible for managing and So -- applications have come a long way in a few short years. But soon they may also become the first line of defense and toxic gas attack. Researchers are working on what they cordless -- that. Which would alert people to the presence of poisonous gases . In -- search funded by the Department of Homeland Security is being carried out at University of California San Diego. Professor Michael say this that the technologies designed to imitate the humanness. that if we can build the sensor elements that had an array of many different sensors. That we can mimic what happens in the game and knows we can build a device that would be able to smell many different things but now be able to discriminate between one and the other. The smell fund works by an improved cents a filled with tiny holes with associate economy flexes. When a poisonous gas molecule into as a whole the color reflected by that -- changes. At tiny -- that change and send -- an end to the self which relays the message to emergency responders. -- literary experiment. The since it has been able to detect several toxic gases . Including -- the chemicals used in attacks on Tokyo subway system in 1995. Which killed twelve and hospitalized 5000 people. You brought it over three vision the company responsible for managing and developing the technology. Says that the -- found an awful quick responses and attacks and fives and will be in himself and uses a dangerous by text message. -- Of a step is to actually brings us that technology to. -- employees for example first group of -- first responders. Firefighters. Highway patrols. Police. And Border Patrol and so on. Read vision hopes that it subsidized. The small phone chip will cost just a few since the units. And because 90% of the US population and the cellphone. America's security arsenal could benefit with the addition of around 277. Million very sensitive noses. -- theory. --

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"Smell phones" next line of defense

Monday, August 16, 2010 - 02:16