Labradors Imprisoned for Future Safety and Good Health

There is a Labrador named Opelika in Opelika, Alabama. She is in prison. Before you think that's cruel, please be informed that she has not committed a crime and that she will be released soon. She's just there to train with an inmate chosen by scientists so that once outside the prison gates, Opelika can [...]

Vapor Wake Labradors Fighting on the Front Lines of Terrorism

What do Apple CEO Tim Cook, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, American Idol Taylor Hicks and a Labrador named Bell have in common? All of them have received training at Auburn University in Alabama. But while all the three humans are accomplished in their fields, no one among them is known for fighting terrorist threats like [...]

Why are Canines so Good at Detection?

Advances in sensor technology have been fueled by the abundance of high-speed low-cost circuits. Despite the millions of dollars devoted to replicating odor detection capabilities of canines; no device has been able to match the sensitivity or reliability of man’s best friend. So, why are canines so good at detection? Air is drawn into the [...]

How Vapor Wake Canines Could Prevent the Next Mass Tragedy

Never heard of Vapor Wake Canines? You’re not alone. Learn how these dogs are changing security checkpoints and could potentially prevent mass tragedies. Originally printed on Dogster’s website here. By: Charlotte Reed Within the last year, tragedy has struck large crowds numerous times, including when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande [...]