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High-tech Fido could save lives in Iraq

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Fido is a new bomb-sniffing device currently used by the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Courtesy of ICX Nomadics)

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Developed by researchers at MIT, Fido is 30 times more sensitive than existing systems. (Courtesy of ICX Nomadics )

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Developed by MIT researchers, Fido is a new bomb-sniffing device currently in use in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military is testing this unique technology, hoping it can protect soldiers from the improvised explosive devices that have killed hundreds.


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