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2011-03-25 06:35:38

A controversial idea that sense of smell can be explained by quantum physics is gaining traction in the science world, according to researchers. Researchers, reporting at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas, say the key to proving how such a theory would work revolves around tiny packets of energy -- or quanta -- lost by electrons. The scientists performed experiments using tiny wires and showed that as electrons move on proteins within the nose, odor molecules could absorb...