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Virginia Tech's smelly 'corpse plant' due to bloom Aug. 4
...d the odor and the football traffic to see it. The smelly
plant is rare because it puts forth one blossom every four to 10 years. This year, the second plant, located in Virginia Tech's greenhouse complex, should bloom ahead of football traffic, making it easier for the public to visit the greenhouse. The f...
Researchers developing radar technology to detect mold behind walls
...In addition to degrading structures, mold can emit smelly
and potentially harmful compounds into the air, DeJesus added. Researchers are conducting experiments on damp, mold-infested wallboard panels. Initially, they are using a signal processing algorithm and high-sensitivity, laboratory-size radar system...
Rare, smelly 'corpse plant' ready to bloom at Virginia Tech
...ext to the Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens, the smelly
plant can't help its malodorous contribution to the atmosphere. The plant invests a lot of energy during blooming to heat up the sulfur-based compound in the flower stalk, so the carrion-like odor will spread several feet away from the plant to attr...
Shifting liquid crystals may serve as personal, portable chemical sensors, Science researchers report
...onitoring levels of putrescine and cadaverine, the smelly
compounds produced by rotting fish and meat, as well as sensors to detect exposure to pesticides such as diazinon and parathion....
...loft at near-stall conditions, how they can find a smelly
bit of rotten fruit a kilometer away, how they take off and land in upside-down positions, and how they manage to process enormous amounts of sensory information in an instant to control a whole range of flight performance - among other such pesky m...
Study Suggests Weekly Hurricane And Rainfall Patterns Are Linked To East Coast
...ws a well defined weekly cycle. The gray, smelly
cloud of pollution has a strange silver lining,however. While pollution makes for more rainy weekends, it also apparentlyreduces the intensity of hurricanes that hit over the weekend, such that weekendhurricanes tend to be much weaker than, say, Tues...
Nice Motor...Shame About The Smell
...create the bad smells. "Some of the odours arelike smelly
socks," says Simmons. "Others are musty smells like those you wouldfind in a disused basement." Many are caused by sulphur-containing compoundssuch as dimethyl sulphide, trisulphide and benzothiazole. New Scientist Issue 30th May 1998, page 7 PLEAS...