Nigerian creates device that can detect explosives and cancer cells

Osh Agabi created a device that he says can be used to detect the smell of explosives and even cancer cells

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  • A Nigerian start-up founder has created a device that he says can be used to detect the smell of explosives and cancer cells
  • The device, Koniku Kore, is the first to fuse live neurons from mice stem cells into a silicon chip

Arusha, Tanzania (CNN) A Nigerian start-up founder has created a device that he says can be used to detect the smell of explosives and even cancer cells.

The device, called Koniku Kore, is the first to fuse live neurons from mice stem cells into a silicon chip.
    Oshi Agabi said: "We merged synthetic neurobiology with traditional silicon technology with the goal of fixing urgent real world problems."
    Silicon Valley-based Agabi unveiled his invention at TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania on Sunday and says it could one day revolutionize airport security, enabling travelers "to walk from their car to the aircraft."
    "One of the problems that plagues us right now is security," he tells CNN.
    Koniku Kore, a new device that may be able to detect explosives and cancer cells.