Why explosives detectors still can’t beat a dog’s nose

Millions of dollars have been spent on technology to detect explosives. None are better than a dog. In a 2010 test, the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization found that devices generally found half of the IEDs before they exploded; while canines found 80%.

Now, scientists are using technology to make the training process for these dogs even better, reports Haley Cohen Gilliland for MIT Technology Review.

This entry was posted in 9/11 Community. Bookmark the permalink.