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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....

2010-12-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nalls Studio is pleased to announce Olfactory Inkblot_3, an Olfactory Meditation on the World Olfactory Social Sculpture World Sensorium led by artist Gayil Nalls. The Olfactory Meditation will take place Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 4:00pm at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, (Building C) 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. This is the third Olfactory Inkblot of an ongoing series, interactive works that encourage participants...

2010-12-01 15:48:54

Odors in womb sensitize fetus to smells, alters brain development A major new study shows that a pregnant mother's diet not only sensitizes the fetus to those smells and flavors, but physically changes the brain directly impacting what the infant eats and drinks in the future. "This highlights the importance of eating a healthy diet and refraining from drinking alcohol during pregnancy and nursing," said Josephine Todrank, PhD, who conducted the two-year study while a visiting scientist at...

2010-11-15 12:45:30

With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Thanksgiving, 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...

2010-11-01 15:00:00

MONHEIM, Germany and WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience and SentiSearch, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SSRC) have entered into a two-year research agreement to cooperate in the identification of new molecules targeting odorant receptors in insects. The aim of this collaboration, which also involves arrangements with Columbia University and Rockefeller University, is to develop innovative solutions to improve control of malaria and dengue fever in countries...

2010-10-26 06:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNeutral Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BONU), a specialty chemical technology-based life science company, announced today that it has completed successful testing of its AutoNeutral(TM) products with Visconti Limousines Inc., the established leader in premier motorcoach transportation in New York State's Hudson Valley and the northeastern United States. Visconti Limousines has established BioNeutral as a preferred vendor of choice. Frederick...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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