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The world’s smallest sensor designed to ‘sniff’ chemicals in the air (Ball Wave)
The world’s smallest sensor designed to ‘sniff’ chemicals in the air (Ball Wave)

Ahead of CES 2023, a Japanese tech start-up is preparing to give a sneak preview of the world’s smallest sensor designed to ‘sniff’ chemicals in the air.

Ball Wave will show off the tech at CES Unveiled on Tuesday, which the firm says has the ability to sniff out anything from environmental hazards to disease-signalling chemicals in our bodies.

Former Top Gear presenter James May is among those who’ve paid tribute to YouTube star and professional rally driver Ken Block who died in a snowmobile accident aged 55.

He won several X Games rallycross medals, competed in the World Rally Championship and founded sportswear firm DC shoes, but is best known for his Youtube videos taking on high-speed tracks and dangerous obstacle courses.

A team of researchers in the UK believe they may have found genetic patterns that could help to predict the chances of someone developing pancreatic cancer.

Experts at the University of Southampton hope to develop a screening programme so they can identify cases early.

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Plus, is the new French web-to-letter service the 21st century fax?

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