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Electronic Nose Sniffs Out Toxins

Date : 09/28/2009

Clip Length : 2

This 2009 "NIH Research Matters" article reports on development of a prototype odor detector, an "optoelectronic nose," that helps detect presence and concentration of toxic industrial chemicals. Source: National Institutes of Health, September 28, 2009

Electronic Nose Sniffs Out Toxins
Odor Reader Chemist Works to Develop Artificial Nose

Date : 06/02/2011

Clip Length : 00:06:15

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, California Institute of Technology chemist Nate Lewis explains his work developing an artificial, electronic "nose" that can read odor patterns to detect and distinguish odors.

Odor Reader Chemist Works to Develop Artificial Nose
E-noses Could Make Diseases Something to Sniff At

Date : 01/11/2008

Clip Length : 3

This 2008 "Scientific American" article reports on the potential of electronic "noses" as medical diagnostic tools. Different diseases and infections are characterized by distinctive odors on the breath or from the body. Source: Scientific American, January 11, 2008

E-noses Could Make Diseases Something to Sniff At
Search Dogs Can Smell Buried Avalanche Victims Through Snow

Date : 03/02/2008

Clip Length : 00:02:34

The Aspen Ski Patrol trains search and rescue dogs to sniff and dig out victims buried in avalanches. More than 30 people were killed in avalanches in the Rockies in 2008.

Search Dogs Can Smell Buried Avalanche Victims Through Snow
Periodic Table of

Date : 01/01/2010

Clip Length : 1

Humorous take-off on the Periodic Table of Elements, characterizing the smells of various substances, from "appetizing" (cake) to "freaking gross" (dirty diaper). Courtesy of graphic artist Natalie Dee.

Periodic Table of "Smellements"

Date : 01/21/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:15

This NBC Learn video "profiles" a chiral or mirror-image molecule, carvone, and explains how the "handedness" of a molecule can change its properties -- resulting, in carvone, in the distinctly different flavors and aromas we perceive as spearmint, caraway and dill.

"Mirror" Molecule: Carvone
Is Gulf Seafood Oil-Tainted? So Far, No Whiff of Trouble

Date : 07/16/2010

Clip Length : 00:02:20

Seafood inspectors rely on sniffing seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico -- as one-third of all domestic seafood in the U.S. is -- as a first indicator of whether fish, shrimp and oysters have been tainted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Is Gulf Seafood Oil-Tainted? So Far, No Whiff of Trouble
New Kind of School Testing: How Toxic Is the Air?

Date : 03/31/2009

Clip Length : 00:02:06

In April of 2009, the EPA begins monitoring the air around 62 public schools in 22 states, testing for toxic chemicals and contaminants produced by nearby refineries and industries.

New Kind of School Testing: How Toxic Is the Air?
Dueling Nostrils: Will It Be the Scent of a Rose or a Marker Pen?

Date : 08/24/2009

Clip Length : 2

This 2009 "Scientific American" article reports on research into how the brain detects and identifies specific scents inhaled from one nostril or the other. In tests, the brain appears able to 'focus' on only one scent at a time. Source: Scientific American, August 24, 2009

Dueling Nostrils: Will It Be the Scent of a Rose or a Marker Pen?

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