Could Airbus’s ‘E-Nose’ Put Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out a Job?


If you’ve ever boarded an airplane for an international flight, you’ve likely come into direct contact with a very cute but very formidable bomb-sniffing dog. Once you’re on the airplane, though, the pooches aren’t typically along for the ride, meaning detection virtually ends at the security gate.

To bridge the gap, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has partnered with the biotech startup Koniku to build a passive solution: an electronic nose. This ‘E-Nose’ could be installed inside airports or on virtually any surface within an aircraft cabin.

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Source: Popular Mechanics