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On the scent
...ntly about a smell depending on which nostril they sniff
it through, say scientists in the US. Larry Cahi...t Irvine and his colleagues asked 32 volunteers to sniff
eight common odours, including lemon and peppermint. The volunteers had to smell the odours through ...
Sandia portable chemical sensor system promises new way of detecting underwater explosives
..., doing underwater whatdemining dogs [canines that sniff
out explosives] do today on land, only usingelectronic and chemical technology," Rodacy says. Sandia is a multiprogram DOE laboratory, operated by a subsidiary of LockheedMartin Corp. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif.,...
Scientists Discover Key Cog In Receptor That Governs Ripening
...w get the help of a transition metallike copper to sniff
out important but barely detectable environmental anddevelopmental cues. "It does solve the mystery of how a biological sensor can sense such a smallmolecule," said Bleecker, who three years ago led a team that discovered thegene that governs the rec...
Learning From Birds And Bees: Engineers Study Insects For Ideas On Tiny "Micro Air Vehicles"
...ny payloads that willtransmit television images or sniff
the air for contaminants. Recentadvances in micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronicstechnology give engineers confidence that systems that tiny could oneday be practical. At Georgia Tech, for instance, researchers have been work...