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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...

2011-03-16 08:05:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With warm weather and bathing suit season just around the corner, the SENSA® Weight-Loss System, a revolutionary six-month weight-loss program developed by neurologist and smell and taste expert Dr. Alan Hirsch, announces an expansion of its product line with SENSA® FOR MEN. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110316/LA66037) Numerous studies have proven that women have a stronger sense...

2011-03-11 17:10:59

For rodent pups, bonding with mom isn't hard-wired in the womb. It develops over the first few weeks of life, which is achieved by their maturing sense of smell, possibly allowing these mammals a survival advantage by learning to identify mother, siblings, and home. Blended electrophysiological, biochemical, and behavioral experiments, Minghong Ma, PhD, an associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, led a study published in a recent issue of the...

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2011-03-10 07:45:00

New research says that people who make a high-class living smelling perfumes and wines are not born with an exceptional sense of smell but acquire it with many years of sniffing. French researchers conducted experiments using both novice and veteran perfume makers. They found that the ability to detect and identify thousands of different odors depends mainly on how much training each individual had. "To be a 'nose' you have to practice, just as a pianist plays his scales," said Jean-Pierre...

2011-02-22 13:00:00

LONG GROVE, Ill., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OMI Industries, makers of eco-friendly odor control products, announced today that their Fresh Wave® and Fresh Wave® IAQ Crystal Gel solution has earned the Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment (DfE) recognition. The DfE label program recognizes effective products that reduce risk to users and to the environment. In order to determine the safety of such products, the DfE scientific...

2011-02-06 08:35:43

Mice know fear. And they know to fear the scent of a predator. But how do their brains quickly figure out with a sniff that a cat is nearby? It's a complex process that starts with the scent being picked up by specific receptors in their noses. But until now it wasn't clear exactly how these scent signals proceeded from nose to noggin for neural processing. In a study to be published in Nature (available online now to subscribers), Stanford researchers describe a new technique that makes it...

2011-01-26 20:40:00

Scientists are reporting development of a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odors "” one that doesn't simply mask odors like today's room fresheners, but eliminates them at the source. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles "” hundreds of times smaller than peach fuzz "” eliminates odors up to twice as effectively as today's gold standard. A report on these next-generation odor-fighters appears in ACS' Langmuir, a bi-weekly...

2011-01-20 07:41:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER MARKET -- Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Company(TM), has partnered with Agion®, a leader in anti-odor solutions, to launch the odor eliminating technology Agion Active in the outdoor apparel market. Woolrich is introducing the new technology in its collection of Merino and polyester blend base layers being introduced for Fall 2011. "While wool has the natural ability to eliminate some odors,...

2010-12-16 10:51:00

MONTREAL, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ - Odotech Inc., winner of several prestigious innovation and Cleantech awards, has added another technology breakthrough to its list of firsts. Its new OdoSulf system measures H2S down to 2 ppb, close to the odor perception threshold. Using real-time automated dispersion modelling it can display on the plant operator's screen the H2S dispersion plume (impact), while archiving all H2S and weather data. Hydrogen sulfide is toxic at high concentrations. At...

2010-12-15 15:46:53

With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Christmas and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell. They are reporting the first identification of an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odor of chitlins "” a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are cooking. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry....


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2013-03-05 14:47:26

The nose is the organ that extends outward in the middle of the face between the eyes and mouth. Formation and Orientation The shape and look of the nose is dependent on the ethmoid bone and the nasal septum which is the cartilage that separates the two nostrils. The evolutionary hypotheses of nose development in humans propose that noses are alterations of the angles of the skull because of bipedalism. Because of the change in diet that has come with modern time and the change of...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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