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How does a machine smell? Better than it did
Every odor has its own specific pattern which our noses are able to identify. Using a combination of proteins coupled to transistors, for the first time machines are able to differentiate smells that are ...
You are what you eat—if you're a coral reef fish
In a world first study researchers have found a coral-eating fish that disguises its smell to hide from predators.
Wake up and smell the coffee ... it's why your cuppa tastes so good
Most of what we taste we actually smell. The only sensations that we pick up in our mouth are sweet, sour, bitter, umami and salty. Without its smell, coffee would have only a sour or bitter taste due to ...
Soil bacteria contribute to the taste and smell of white truffles
Truffles, along with caviar, are among the most expensive foods in the world. Because they grow underground, people use trained dogs or pigs to find them. But the distinctive smell of truffles is not only ...
People are attracted to the body odor of others with similar political beliefs
A new study reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting that one of the reasons why so many spouses share similar political views is because they were initially ...
Elephants possess 'superior' sense of smell, study finds
Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday.
How to make strawberries sweeter without adding calories
Strawberries and cream are symbolic of Wimbledon and appreciated worldwide for their oh-so-sweet flavour. Researchers at the University of Florida, including myself, studied more than 30 varieties of strawberries ...
Odor code for food is based on a few volatile substances
(Phys.org) —The actual flavor of a food is experienced through our sense of smell rather than with our tongue. However, of the large number of volatile compounds in foods, only about 230 are involved in ...
The oPhone: Odor now available on the Web
Who hasn't been transported back to childhood by the sweet aroma of baking cookies, or to a favorite forest by the earthy smell of leaf litter, or to a summer beach by the tang of salt air?
Matching the expertise of perfumers to create new scents
From jasmine to sandalwood, the alluring scents of the most luxurious perfumes might seem more art than science, but a new way to analyze them breaks from the tradition of relying only on experts' sense of smell to blend ...
An odour lexicon: A group of nomadic hunter-gatherers in Thailand have multiple words for smells
"A sweet, flowery and oriental composition of scents with jasmine and May rose absolute" – this is how a well-known cosmetics manufacturer describes one of its most successful women's perfumes. A very sophisticated ...
Scientists find distinctive patterns of olfactory receptors in fruit-eating bats
How do we smell? The answer lies in the 1,000 or so genes that encode what's known as olfactory receptors inside our noses.
Smellizing—imagining a product's smell—increases consumer desire, study finds
Seeing is believing, but smellizing – a new term for prompting consumers to imagine the smell of a product – could be the next step toward more effective advertising.