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Androids Detect Bad Breath, Smelly Feet
2013-05-09 05:00:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Japanese researchers have created two new automatons — a female humanoid and a dog robot — that alert those suffering from smelly body odor or bad breath, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported this week. The female robot, dubbed Kaori, resembles a woman's head and measures the operator's breath, declaring an "emergency" if it registers in the worst category. The dog robot, Shuntaro, growls when it detects stinky feet....

Single Olfactory Gene Helps Mice Detect Predators
2013-04-30 08:47:01

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dogs can hear sounds at higher frequencies. Bats can ℠see´ with sonar although their eyes are practically useless. And, apparently, the mouse can smell a predator´s urine from a mile away. Each of these traits has played an important role in the evolution of each animal. But what is especially amazing with regard to mice and their olfactory receptors is their ability to sense a threat may be determined by only...

2013-04-22 23:02:37

Body Mint, a unique deodorant product from Hawaiian Organics, LLC, has unveiled a new product for targeting feminine odors with Body Mint Lady made for women. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Body Mint announces their new product Body Mint Lady. Body Mint Lady is an innovative product in coated pill form that targets feminine odors all over the body. The product is made from healthy, green ingredients and most significantly it contains no harsh chemicals. Body Mint Lady targets...

2013-04-20 23:00:09

Suckling is commonly perceived as a natural and instinctive behaviour of newborns. A new study has found, however, that it is in fact a learned behaviour, based on the newborn´s memory of the mother´s scent — a finding which has amazed researchers and professionals alike, including the developers of Ultimate Memory Software. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 A new study conducted on mice has yielded astounding results, showing that certain “instinctive”...

Love At First Sniff For Male Moths
2013-04-17 13:51:05

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside entomologists focus on moth pheromones to explain high proportion of hybrid moths in nature An international team of researchers, including an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside, has an explanation for why we see so many hybrid moths in nature. The team closely examined the behavior and the olfactory circuitry of male moths and found an answer in female-produced pheromones – chemicals generally consisting of a...

2013-04-09 23:04:36

Following an article about new research claiming to discover that some internal organs may be able to smell and drink foods, Yumi Media releases a statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 On April 9, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle, responds to an article published on Discovery News by Jennifer Viegas, which goes over how certain internal organs may be able to...

Your Nose Isn’t The Only Organ That Can Smell
2013-04-08 12:47:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The nose is a highly specialized organ, and for years it has been assumed that it is the only part of the human body which is finely attuned to receiving and process odors. However, a new study presented at 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans reported that heart, blood, lung and other cells have the same receptors for sensing odors that are present in the nose. "Our team recently...

2013-04-04 23:02:42

Alan Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P, board-certified neurologist and nationally recognized smell and taste expert, is featured in an educational program, “Power of Scent” that is currently airing on select Public Television Stations throughout the U.S. An hour-long documentary style program featuring scientists, experts, psychologists and patients, “Power of Scent” guides Public Television viewers through the unseen, surprising and widely underestimated world of our most...

2013-03-20 23:01:13

QCI Mold and Water Damage now offers hydroxyl generators to commercial property managers and residential property owners who prefer to own, rather than lease, the environmentally-friendly technology. The hydroxyl generator complements any indoor setting - it's safe and cost-effective and improves indoor air quality by managing odors from pets, smoke, bacteria, and mold in homes, offices, medical facilities, schools, hotels, yachts, and RVs. Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 QCI,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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