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Researchers at the University of Warwick and Leicester University have used what they refer to as "artificial snot" (nasal mucus) to significantly boost the performance of electronic noses. Electronic noses are used to discern gases and odours and have been around for a few years already. The Warwick and Leicester researchers …


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  1. Tony

    Oh just great

    How far away is an artificial finger to remove the artificial boogers?

  2. Jason Togneri

    Sniff this

    I don't laugh - if it can make a CO2 detector more sensitive, I'll sleep more soundly. I wouldn't want a more sensitive smoke detector though, I have enough trouble when I make toast as it is.

  3. Anonymous Coward Silver badge
    Anonymous Coward

    Just wondering

    Does it run the Pick operating system?

  4. Edward Fingleton

    Re: CO2 detector

    Jason i think you might be meaning a CO (Carbon-MONoxide) detector

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    OH MY GOD!!!

    The puns and pithy smart-ass comments are coming to mind so fast that my head is about ready to explode!

    We're talking about next generation "booger eatin' moron jokes!

    Oh the pain!!! the pain!!! I can't take it anymore... too funny!

  6. Ash


    "How far away is an artificial finger to remove the artificial boogers?"

    i don't think that'll happen, as everyone knows your CPU would fall out.

    But, if they did, would it be eating or recycling..?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ROTM Anyone?

    Be warned this so the Lizard Alliances cyberdyson army can sniff out the remains of Humanity more efficiently!

    Diligent NRA Member.

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