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2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity. Highly developed antennae containing different types of olfactory receptors allow insects to use minute amounts of odors for orientation towards resources like food, oviposition sites or mates. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have now used mutant flies and for the first time provided experimental proof that the extremely sensitive olfactory system of fruit flies – they are able to...

2013-03-14 23:04:25

The Bedwetting Store, America´s one-stop-shop for bedwetting supplies, introduces the new HaloShield Underpad, a washable underpad that protects the mattress and furniture from bedwetting and pet accidents, while eliminating urine odor and bacteria. Fulton, MD (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 For parents who have a child who experiences bedwetting, they know that urine odor is especially hard to remove. No matter how often they scrub the mattress and wash the sheets, the urine odor quickly...

Rats Sniff To Communicate Complex Social Information
2013-03-08 09:43:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Checking out their environment by sniffing is a common behavior for dogs, cats and a number of other mammals. A new study from Case Reserve University School of Medicine reveals that sniffing also serves as a method of communication in rats. This unexpected discovery may help to identify brain regions critical for interpreting communication cues as well as help identify which brain malfunctions can lead to complex social...

2013-03-07 23:04:01

National Incontinence, America´s leading supplier of incontinence products, is now carrying the HaloShield Underpad, a reusable underpad that not only keeps the mattress dry from spills, bedwetting, and incontinence, but also destroys odor-causing germs within minutes. Fulton, Md. (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 Washable underpads are an economical essential to protecting the bed and furniture against adult bedwetting, pet accidents, and urinary incontinence. Adding to their selection of these...

Impulsive Eating Triggered By Neural Pathway
2013-03-01 04:41:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The discovery of a neural pathway in the brain of an insect that has been linked to pleasure eating could shed new light on the impulsive consumption of food by men and women, claim researchers from one US university. As part of their study, University of Georgia (UGA) associate professor of cellular biology Ping Shen and colleagues presented fruit fly larvae that had already been fed with appetizing smells. In turn, those...

2013-02-20 23:04:28

Effective Environmental Services and Clifford Woods offer the benefits of the relaunch of odor control product to knock down odors and reduce environmental impact in a non-polluting way. No chemicals or masking perfumes are used. Lake View Terrace, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Effective Environmental Services and Clifford Woods are pleased to announce the relaunch of their odor control product that is able to provide Organic Odor Control allows users to get rid of odor organically and is...

Stereo Sniffing Helps Common Moles Detect Their Food
2013-02-06 15:05:32

[Watch Video: Testing Stereo Sniffing Moles] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Almost all mammals, including us humans, can see and hear in stereo. But which other of our senses might utilize a 3D approach for more effective operation? It turns out a new study, published yesterday in the journal Nature Communications, has found that certain animals are able to smell in stereo, as well. One of those mammals, the common mole (Scalopus aquaticus), frequently found...

robot controlled by silkworm moth
2013-02-06 11:29:19

[Watch Video: A Robot Being Driven By A Moth] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Robots have been used to handle a number of dirty chores for human beings in the past, some of which include looking for and cleaning environmental spills. Robotic engineers have also looked towards other animals and insects for inspiration when building out these autonomous machines. Tokyo researchers have now brought these two elements together in a new study published in...

2013-01-31 23:04:15

Workplace Flatulence Causes a Stink at the Social Security Administration and Could Have Been Averted Had They Used Devrom®. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 According to an article published on TheSmokingGun.com, on December 10, 2012 an employee of the Social Security Administration (SSA) was reprimanded for “Conduct unbecoming of a Federal employee.” Odoriferous and excessive workplace flatulence was the issue. It seems that his proximity to co-workers while...

Quantum Smell May Exist
2013-01-28 19:48:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The majority of the scientific community has embraced the idea of different smells being based on the olfactory receptors´ ability to detect various shapes of odor molecules. However, a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE has given credence to a less popular theory; that the sense of smell is based on the molecules´ different vibrations, not their shapes. The idea of a quantum, or vibration, basis for...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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