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On the right scent

Searching for the source of a smell is hampered by the absence of pervasive local cues that point the searcher in the right direction. A strategy based on maximal information could show the way.

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Figure 1: Scent trackers.

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Martinez, D. On the right scent. Nature 445, 371–372 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/445371a

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