Sniffing for bombs and whiskey barrels

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Sniffing for bombs and whiskey barrels

09. 10. 2018 17:33

First bombs, then whiskey? Slovak researchers have found a novel new use for technology which has been used to 'sniff' for explosives in airports. It's called Ion Mobility Spectrometry, and now it has a new commercial application: detecting the very best oak wood to be used for the highest quality whiskey. Professor Štefan Matejčík at Comenius University explains how the technology works, and how it's ready to be deployed in the booming whiskey market.

Sniffing for bombs and whiskey barrels
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