Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“When it comes to accuracy, nothing quite beats the nose...

"When it comes to accuracy, nothing quite beats the nose of a dog. But in recent years, an increase in explosives made from common household chemicals has put their ability to the test. Now, researchers are not only teaching dogs how to detect explosive ingredients, but also to determine if what they smell could combine to form an explosive mixture. In other words, the dogs are being asked to identify a bomb before it becomes a bomb. @Ilanapl photographed Jason Berlfein, a @tsa agent, walking a 2-year-old chocolate lab named Hector around a fabricated cargo warehouse at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Hector is one of 230 dogs at the @tsa facility training to become bomb-sniffing canines. Those that pass the course will be deployed to airports around the U.S. #🐕" By nytimes on Instagram.

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