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New device can smell bombs and diseases






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A Nigerian scientist has made a new computer that can smell called Koniku. He has raised over $1 million and has made $10 million in profit. Google, Microsoft and security companies like it. Koniku will be in drones and airport security systems. It will smell bombs. It will also be in hospitals. It will smell diseases in people.

Dr Agabi did not use silicon chips. These cannot make things to recognize smells. Agabi used neurons from mice in his computer. Neurons are brain cells that share information. Using neurons in computers is called biotechnology. Agabi said: "Biology is technology….We want to build a…system that has intelligence."

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