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Nigerian Creates Device that can Detect Explosives and Cancer Cells

Eric Loseke, Science and Technology Editor

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According to CNN, a Nigerian made a device called the “Koniku Kore” that can detect the smells of explosives and possibly cancer cells. Oshi Agabi revealed his invention at a TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. He says that sometime, it could change security screening in airports for the better by allowing people to “‘walk from their car to the aircraft.’” (Source: CNN)

Agabi says that one of our most significant problems with airports is the security screening. The Koniku Kore could find the particles and smells that explosives give off without having to physically see the device, allowing people to scan them more efficiently, which helps people to go into their airplane quicker.

The invention also can help find illnesses like how dogs can detect cancerous smells through smells. Agabi says that if he can find out how dogs can sniff out cancerous smells, the process could be duplicated and put into the Koniku Kore’s chip, so it could be like a dog that detects diseases and explosives at an airport. The word Koniku means “immortal” in the Nigerian Yoruba language, started in 2015 and already raised $8 million, according to Agabi.

Agabi also says that the intended purpose of the Koniku Kore is to build a biological brain essentially. CNN states, “Addressing ethical concerns and implications of creating humanoid devices, Agabi says: ‘I think it’s unethical not to deploy any resources we have to fight terrorism. It is an urgent problem that we face as a species.’”

In conclusion, Oshi Agabi revealed a device called the “Koniku Kore” at a TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. The device can detect explosives and possibly cancer cells. Agabi says that the invention could change airport security screening by detecting particles and smells of explosives without visual contact, making security way more efficient. If Agabi finds out how dogs can identify cancerous cells, he can duplicate it and add it to the Koniku Kore’s chip. He stated that the intended purpose of the Koniku Kore is to build a biological brain essentially.

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