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Sex, Smell And Science
2013-08-02 08:43:15

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No two people smell exactly alike. That is, noses sense odors in individual ways. What one nose finds offensive, another may find pleasant, while another might not smell anything at all. Scientists have long known the way things smell to us is determined by our genes. Now, two studies appearing in the journal Current Biology have identified "the genetic differences that underpin the differences in smell sensitivity and perception in...

2013-07-22 20:44:49

Thiols are sulfur-containing molecules found in most proteins of the human body. Characterized by their 'garlicky' smell, they also give coffee, sweat and the spray of skunks their unique odor. Because they are so widespread in biology, medicine and materials science, thiols are ideal targets for connecting molecules like drugs or polymers together, except that they must first be fitted with a chemical group that acts like an adaptor to other molecules. One of the most potentially useful of...

2011-07-25 00:00:28

Aerisa signs Miscowater as exclusive sales representatives in the southwest market. Aerisa's green technology uses charged ions to clean the air of odors that are common nuisance complaints like H2S, Ammonia, and mercaptan odors. This green technology has low O&M, 1/6 the energy consumption and is approximately 1/10th the cost of traditional odor removal products. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) July 24, 2011 PEP Aerisa has signed MISCOwater (http://www.miscowater.com ) as their exclusive sales...

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...

2008-09-09 12:00:35

To: BUSINESS EDITORS Contact: Elmore Lockley of Dominion Peoples, +1-412-232-6767 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Peoples will include scratch and sniff cards in monthly bills in September, to remind customers of the odorant used to help identify natural gas leaks. To help customers detect natural gas-like leaks more easily, Dominion adds mercaptan, a chemical odorant, which gives natural gas its distinctive, sulfur-like aroma. Natural gas itself has no odor. If people...

2008-07-02 06:00:47

By Sheng, Yanqing Chen, Fanzhong; Wang, Xinming; Sheng, Guoying; Fu, Jiamo ABSTRACT: Odorous volatile organic sulfides (VOSs) in headspace atmosphere and wastewaters were identified and quantified synchronously in two municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Guangzhou, China. Dimethyl sulfide (DMS), with concentrations ranging from 0.66 to 5.41 mg/m^sup 3^, was the major VOS in air samples. Carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon disulfide (CS^sub 2^), and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) ranged...

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2005-05-25 17:01:27

Sulfur (or Sulphur; see spelling below) is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is an abundant, tasteless, odorless, multivalent non-metal. Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystaline solid. In nature, it can be found as the pure element or as sulfide and sulfate minerals. It is an essential element for life and is found in several amino acids. Its commercial uses are primarily in fertilizers but it is also widely used in gunpowder,...

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