Levels of Dietary Fat Can Be Estimated With Humans’ Nose

New research from Monell Center uncovers people can utilize the sense of smell to recognize dietary fat in nourishment. As sustenance smell practically dependably is caught before taste, the discoveries recognize one of the first Sensory qualities that signs if nourishment holds fat. Creative routines utilizing smell to make low-fat sustenance’s more agreeable could some time or another support open health exertions to diminish dietary fat admission.

While past exploration had established that people could utilize the feeling of odor to discover large amounts of pure fat as fattening acids, it was not known if it was conceivable to locate fat in a more reasonable setting, for example, nourishment. That we can locate and segregate minute contrasts in the fat substance of our sustenance infers that this capacity must have had impressive evolutionary vitality.

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How Artificial Organisms Can Resolve Environmental Problems?


Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg designed for the Sixth Extinction, a piece of  ‘Grow Your Own’, ‘Life After Nature’, and request people to think the chance of synthetic life. The aim of this project was to generate debate about how artificial organisms can be used to resolve environmental problems. Artificial organisms can be released into the wild to save dangerous species and clean up pollution.

She has planned four new species, consisting of a slug that leaves a trail of alkali, a porcupine with sticky rubber spines, artificial puffball and a biofilm. The companies can use the creatures as a part of “biodiversity offsetting”, to make up for environmental harm caused by their actions.

Posted by Ricky Martin (Source: io9)

The Biggest Organism on Planet Earth is a Fungus


The delightful and bite-size but they have a comparative out west that occupies some 2,384 acres (965 hectares) of earth in Oregon’s Blue Mountain. Put another way, this humongous fungus would cover 1,665 football fields, or nearly four tetragon miles (10 square kilometers) of grass fungus that is expected to be 2,400 years old but could be as primeval as 8,650 years.
The airborne spore-producing portion of many type of fungus is referred to as “mushrooms”. These mushrooms occupy the most largest organism that break the record in history & opens new avenues for research in Microbiology.

Posted by Kaitlynn Daniel (Source: Scientific American)

Does Antibiotics in Animal Feed pretense risk to Human Health?

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Since 50 years usage of Antibiotics has been existed in animal feed, not just as an antimicrobial agent but also to provide growth and improved performance. The most common antibiotics used are Tetracyclins, Streptomycin, Bactrican, Penicillin, etc. that have become common additives in feed for livestock and poultry. Over a period of time the bacterial strains that were fed in animal feed for a period of time have gained resistance towards the antibiotics that consistently proliferated in the animal. This created increased fears over antibiotic resistance for which two experts had a debate published on whether addition of antibiotics to animal feed posed any serious health problems to humans.

Researchers say that it is highly impossible to convey that it is highly risky rather studies on how the risk is being generated and the host pathogenic interactions need to be carried out before coming to any conclusions.

Science Daily, July 11, 2013

Albino Gorilla, an inbreeding product

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In 1966, Snowflake, a western lowland gorilla was taken to the Barcelona Zoo in Barcelona, Spain, where he lived until his death from skin cancer in 2003. Since then, scientists at Barcelona’s Institut de Biologia Evolutiva at the University of Pompeu Fabra have been studying Snowflake’s frozen blood and using it to sequence his genome. Scientists identify the precise genetic cause of Snowflake’s albinism—SCL45A2 gene that was previously been reported in albino mice, horses, and chickens, said study leader Tomas Marques-Bonet. Both the mutant gene and the inbreeding are rare occurrences for western lowland gorillas, and the combination that produced Snowflake isn’t likely to happen again anytime soon.

This explains why there existed only one albino western lowland gorilla.

National Geographic, June 18, 2013

Israel is the world leader in Milking Technologies

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When it comes to mechanized animal-milking, Israel is considered a world-leader. Shlomi Azran, AfiMilk’s sales manager, proudly takes us around the dairy farms of kibbutz Afikim that was built in 1932. He enlightened about AfiMilk’s latest project in Canada: “The parlor set up with 30 positions on each side, with its capacity to milk 60 animals at each time. In an hour, it can milk 600 animals. We also built elaborated automatic gates that could steer the movement of the goats”. The average Israeli cow produces an impressive 12,000 litres of milk a year. AfiMilk’s system makes use of electrodes to measure the quality and quantity of the milk. The AfiMilk Milk meter is an integrated unit that combines individual cow’s milk measurement with full control over milking parlor activities.

It accurately measures both milk quantity and milk conductivity to control cows’ performance and health. AfiMilk milk meters are designed to fit in every parlor configuration without any changes to the existing parlor equipment, either in a stand-alone mode or in conjunction with afimilk’s computerized system.

Jewish Business News, March 18, 2013

Catching a cyber thief is now easier

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A case so dry and with computing devices storing terabytes of personal data, it can take months before enough evidence can be cobbled together from reams of documents, emails, chat logs and text messages. Gaby Dagher and Benjamin Fung, researchers of Information Systems Engineering from Concordia Institute, will soon publish their findings in Data & Knowledge Engineering. Officers of Law enforcement are already putting this research to work via Concordia’s partnership with Canada’s National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. Our new technique allows an investigator to cluster documents by producing overlapping groups by a normal search engines. In contrast to a normal search engine captures the suspects’ vocabulary, and further uses it to improve the accuracy of the search results allowing investigators to pick up on those nuances and quickly identify the incriminating documents.

Experiments with real-life criminal data already recommend that this approach is much more efficient than the existing traditional methods

Science Daily, June 5, 2013