Inexpensive micro-controller uses statistical method to tell the difference.
Jul 26 2012 - 10:30am
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- Flaming fire - A fast-burning fire.
- Carbon monoxide - A colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is toxic to humans at high concentrations.