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Sharks In Acidic Waters Could Lose Ability To Smell Food
2014-09-12 03:05:34

By Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests. Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the odor-tracking behavior of the smooth dogfish, a shark whose range includes the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern United States. Adult sharks significantly avoided squid odor after swimming in a pool of water treated...

drinking water
2014-09-07 03:00:30

Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech Did you realize that there are more than 2 dozen flavors to water, not all of which are as yummy as say, rocky road ice cream? Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese? Did you realize that there are more than two dozen flavors to water, not all of which are as yummy as say, rocky road ice cream? For several decades Andrea Dietrich, who trains utility staff and managers around the U.S....

Clothes Made Of Polyester Smell Worse Than Cotton After Exercise
2014-09-04 03:03:12

American Society for Microbiology Polyester clothes smell worse than cotton, following intensive exercise by their wearers, because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In the study, the investigators collected t-shirts from 26 healthy individuals following an intensive, hour-long bicycle spinning session, and incubated the shirts for 28 hours before having them inspected...

2014-09-02 23:03:57

A Toilet seat that literally sucks odors right out of the toilet bowl is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. NASHVILLE (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 For those sick of dealing with the embarrassment produced by the antiquated way in which we deal with bathroom odors, the Fresh Air Plus is now available to solve all those problems. Creator Adam Payz has introduced his unique solution to Kickstarter in hopes of generating enough money in pre-orders to cover the initial round of...

2014-08-26 23:04:44

University City Science Center and Monell Chemical Senses Center Partner to Bring Scent-based Installation to Esther Klein Gallery Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The human nose can detect a trillion different odors, some of which will be featured at A Big Stick of Confidence, a scent-based installation by Canadian artist Clara Ursitti at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which is jointly presented by...

2014-08-26 23:01:54

Founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, InventHelp is working to submit the Scent Eze to companies in the hopes of a good faith review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Do you smell that? Not any more with Scent Eze face masks. In day-to-day life, we encounter many situations which can require one to wear a mask. These situations can create an uneasy feeling, causing individuals to rush through tasks in order to escape the uncomfortable odor. This idea was originally thought up when a young...

2014-08-05 23:04:30

The Institute for Preventive Foot Health combed the literature to see what strategies might be backed by science. Statesville, NC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Smelly feet, technically known as “bromhidrosis,” are a fact of life, especially in warmer weather. Simply washing and drying your feet, while helpful, won’t necessarily take care of the problem. That’s because foot odor is caused by bacteria that breed in wet or moist environments on and around the feet; once your feet start to...

2014-08-05 23:02:25

Campaign for Fresh Air Plus set to launch on popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Fresh Air Plus is an innovative new way to eliminate embarrassing bathroom odors. Though it looks like a normal toilet seat, it works to quickly rid bathrooms of unpleasant smells by using a fan located inside the toilet bowl to immediately push smells directly from the toilet to an outside area. The unique system is more cost and time efficient than traditional...

2014-08-04 12:52:44

Harvard University Study shows that mice can identify specific odors amid complex olfactory environments For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death. Exactly how animals separate objects of interest, such as food sources or the scent of predators, from background information, however, remains largely unknown. Even the extent to which animals can make such distinctions, and how differences between scents might affect the...

2014-07-29 08:26:10

- New-to-the-World Technology Rids Odors Completely, Ensuring the Best Guest Experience - DAVIE, Fla., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the most challenging issues hoteliers face is keeping guest rooms smelling truly fresh and clean. Most products on the market today temporarily treat the air, masking unpleasant smells with air fresheners and deodorizers or using machines that claim to clean the air. Just a few hours after application, the odor returns -- followed quickly by guest...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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