Curiosity Daily Podcast: Whiff of Victory, Bones be Chattin’, Desalination Innovation
Today, you’ll learn about how the human sense of smell may be much better than we ever thought, how the bones inside your body are having interesting conversations with your organs, and a new innovation in desalination technology that uses significantly less energy than its predecessors.
Episode show notes:
What’s that smell?
- “Let’s obliterate the myth that humans have a bad sense of smell” by Brian Resnick
- “Mechanisms of scent-tracking in humans” by Jess Porter et Brent Craven, Rehan M Khan, Shao-Ju Chang, Irene Kang, Benjamin Judkewitz, Jason Volpe, Gary Settles & Noam Sobel
- “Humans Can Discriminate More than 1 Trillion Olfactory Stimuli” by C. Bushdidm, O. Magnascol, B. Vosshalland, and A. Keller
- “Poor human olfaction is a 19th-century myth” by John P. Mcgann
Your body talks without talking.
- “How Bones Communicate With the Rest of the Body” by Amber Dance
- “Bones make hormones that communicate with the brain and other organs” by Cassie Martin
- “Bone-to-Brain: A Round Trip in the Adaptation to Mechanical Stimuli” by Laura Gerosa and Biovanni Lombardi
Water with salt on the side, please.
- “Modular Solar PV and Tidal Power Desalination Buoys from Canada” by Ryan Kennedy
- “Wave-Powered Desalination Buoys” by Solar Impulse Foundation
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