The nose of a worm may one day determine the nose of a fine wine.
A group of Australian scientists are collaborating to build a so-called cybernose, or an electronic sensing device that they hope will be used by winemakers to pick the best grapes.
Scientists from Australia's National and Monash Universities, among other institutions, announced the $4 million research partnership on Friday.
The researchers are modeling their work on the olfactory senses of microscopic insects like the worm and the fruit fly. For example, they're studying the tiny nematode worm because of its highly sensitive molecular recognition … Read more