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Dogs Inspire New Electronic Nose
2012-11-20 14:42:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Nanotech Device Mimics Dog´s Nose to Detect Explosives ] A dog´s nose is 1,000 times better at picking up scents than a human´s nose. Dogs have long been used to sniff out drugs and explosives at the nation´s borders and airports. As such, it only makes sense to model an electronic nose after the canine´s. The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) has managed to do just...

2011-02-08 07:00:00

DANVERS, Mass., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winning Moves Games, a leading maker of board games, card games and puzzles, launches an array of titles at the American International Toy Fair, Feb. 13-16. Specializing in family fun, the Company is proud to unveil Pass The Pigs® Pig Party Edition, The Game of Life® It's a Dog's Life® Edition, a new line of puzzles called TouchTwisterz(TM) and the re-introduction of The Game of...

2010-08-02 11:00:00

For the first time, scientists have shown that selective breeding of domestic dogs is not only dramatically changing the way animals look but is also driving major changes in the canine brain. The brains of many short-snouted dog breeds have rotated forward as much as 15 degrees, while the brain region controlling smell has fundamentally relocated, researchers from the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney have found. The large variations in dog skull size and shape follow...

2010-06-23 08:33:00

DANVERS, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Winning Moves Games announced today the release of Booray, the fast-paced card game that's heating up card game tables in New Orleans and beyond. Dubbed the "hot and spicy poker game," Booray is an easy-to-learn trick-taking game, similar to hearts and poker. Booray's deck of 52 custom-designed playing cards features iconic New Orleans images, such as riverboats, streetcar trolleys, jazz musicians and Bourbon Street. Players begin each round with...

Latest Snout! Reference Libraries

2008-06-03 17:20:53

The Pug is a toy breed which was bred during the 15th century BC as lap dogs for Chinese Rulers during the Shang dynasty. The popularity of the breed later spread to Tibet, then Japan and Europe. The Pug was eventually dubbed the official dog of the House of Orange due to one saving the Prince of Orange's life. Several other famed historical rulers kept Pugs as pets. The breed was also kept as a scent hound and a guard dog. The Pug arrived in America during the 19th century. The breed's name...

2007-12-13 11:54:32

The Persian cat is one of the oldest breeds of cat, and it is also one of the most common. Documentation of the breed dates back to the 1500s. Although many people can name very few if any cat breeds, most can name the Persian. Oftentimes in a show hall there will be so many Persians that depending on the association, color classes can be judged as different breeds. Sometimes Persians of a particular color will outnumber an entire other breed of cat in the competition. Persians can have...

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