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September 1, 1992 | Daily News Wire Services
Sony Corp. has developed a smelling machine far more effective than a human, but the electronics giant admits it has not scented a business opportunity yet. "The equipment we have made is about 100 times more sensitive than a human's sense of smell, and we think it is possible to make it as sensitive as a dog's eventually," a company spokeswoman said. The sensor can be used to detect the scent of perfumes, toiletries and food flavorings. It scored 10 out of 10 in tests to identify perfumes sold on the market, she said.
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
A sludge plant whose stench was once the unwelcoming smell motorists got anytime they crossed the Platt Bridge near the airport is the perfect metaphor for the malodorous deal involving City Hall insiders that led to the facility's replacement.   A less fragrant process to turn human waste into fertilizer and fuel has cleared the air of that stench, but the smell left by all the influence-peddling that preceded the deal yet clings to Mayor Nutter, who did what he could to inject some integrity into the contract but could have stood on higher ground morally had he rejected it outright.
FOOD
February 3, 1988 | By POLLY FISHER, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: When traveling with our 3-month-old daughter, I always take along our own receiving blankets. Most motels will furnish a crib upon request. I put the receiving blanket down on top of the sheet. The blankets have the smells of home, so our child feels more comfortable and sleeps much better. We too get a better night's sleep and are more refreshed the next morning. - Linda Dear Linda: What a smart mom! Infants are sensitive to familiar smells (almost immediately after birth, they learn to identify Mom partly by her smell!
FOOD
March 23, 1994 | by Anne B. Adams and Nancy Nash-Cummings, Special to the Daily News
Dear Anne and Nan: My husband and I bought a couple of dressers at an auction. We got them home and cleaned them up, but they have a musty smell to them. We would like to know if there is a way to get the smell out of the wood. Help! - B. Collins, Barre, Vt. There's a wonderful, environmentally safe product called CITRA-SOLV, which you can get at your grocery store or order from Seventh Generation (800-456-1177). Put a couple of tablespoons of CITRA-SOLV in a gallon of warm water and scrub the dressers.
FOOD
March 6, 1991 | by Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: I love fish, but my family does not. That's OK, except they always complain about the smell after I cook my fish. Is there some way to get rid of the smell of cooking fish? - J.P. Dear J.P.: Baking fish in the oven rather than frying it leaves much less odor in the kitchen. If there is still an objectionable odor - or if you must have your fish fried - you can try a little simmering potpourri to clear up the air. Put a little cinnamon, or a stick of whole cinnamon, in a pan of water and place it on the stove.
NEWS
December 6, 1990 | By Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
The kids at a little parish school in Port Richmond are unhappy huffers. So says their principal, who blames a glue-like smell that sometimes wafts into the St. George School for making the children sick - and even slightly high. "It's like they're huffing glue," said Jane Rowles, principal of the 210- pupil school on Salmon Street at Venango. ". . . I find the children very hyper after it. " Rowles and some parents fear the children are involuntarily sniffing the solvent toluene, released from the Aldan Rubber Co. next door.
FOOD
June 15, 1994 | by Anne B. Adams and Nancy Nash-Cummings Special to the Daily News
Dear Anne and Nan: I have an old "hope chest" that is cedar-lined. We bought it at an antique show but cannot seem to recapture the cedar smell. We have tried sanding it and rubbing it with cedar oil without success. Any suggestions? - A.B. Slupski, Mount Prospect, Ill. Dear A.B.: Over many years, the oil that naturally occurs in the cedar has dried out. If you have the patience, you will have to apply many coats of cedar oil, enough so that the wood is thoroughly permeated. Unfortunately, you run the risk of making the wood so oily that it will damage anything stored in the chest.
NEWS
January 20, 1986 | By S. E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
A group of residents has complained to the Lower Moreland commissioners about headaches and breathing difficulties that they say may be caused by a landfill in their section of the township. Five homeowners went to the board's meeting on Wednesday, and their complaints were the same. They wanted to know what was being done about foul odors they said were coming from the Bethayres Reclamation Center, a landfill on Valley and Welsh Roads. "It's getting worse and has been progressively worse since last spring - you can't breathe," said Jay Sherman of Valley Road.
NEWS
May 16, 1986
I refer to the "People in the News" item that appeared on May 5. I think it is great that the Philadelphia Club of Advertising Women has bestowed the Silver Medal Award on City Representative Dianne Semingson for launching a worldwide marketing effort in support of economic development of Philadelphia. I commend Ms. Semingson for having special advertising supplements on Philadelphia published in Fortune and Business Week magazines, and for the creation of the new "Philadelphia, Get to Know Us!"
NEWS
August 2, 2007 | By Tom Gralish INQUIRER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
I'm on one of the country's original numbered highways from the 1920s. Signs and many addresses along U.S. 322 call it the 28th Division Highway, in honor of the 28th Infantry, the oldest division in the U.S. armed forces. Today, the unit's in service as part of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. At the western edge of Chester County, I first notice an unusual number of trash trucks on the highway, then the sign for the Lanchester Sanitary Landfill and a smaller attached sign that reads: Scenic Overlook.
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NEWS
August 21, 2016 | By Casey Gilman, Staff Writer
'Waking up and not being able to smell," said Christine Kelly, "you feel like you're separated from your loved ones - your environment - by a glass bubble. You're tapping on it, but no one can hear you. " It was 2012, and she was recovering from a weeklong sinus infection that damaged the delicate olfactory tissues in her nose. She was devastated. "I always remember," she said, "that was the last day I had a sense of smell. " She later learned the name for her condition: anosmia.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2016 | By Matt Soniak, FOR DO THIS
Taxidermy isn't just stuffed deer heads and bass for grandpa's den anymore. In the last few years, the craft has gone through a resurgence, with a wave of young, hip practitioners putting a new spin on it. "A lot of new taxidermy that we're seeing from younger people experimenting is them using the craft as a means to express themselves in a different way," says taxidermist Beth Beverly, host of the Philadelphia Alt Taxidermy Competition ...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Last week, one of my associates asked me out for drinks. I have been working with him for the same length of time that I have been married. I know he's interested because he has been texting me about unrelated work things and is always flirting. I am very much in love with my husband, but my coworker is very tempting. I'm worried about hurting my husband, but at the same time, I'm excited about what this new man can offer me. Did I mention that he's the top lawyer of the firm?
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
Did you hear about the new dating service? It works by smell. In other words, it stinks. Literally. It's called " smell dating " and has a website all its own, which has a very large picture of nostrils. I'm not kidding. Don't turn your nose up. In fact, it's probably no worse a way to find a mate than the ways I found them, which led to Thing One and Thing Two. And two divorces. As I've said, I don't regret the divorces. I regret the marriages.
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Living on East Front Street in Florence, Kristan Marter and Luke Uzupis have a commanding view of what they wryly refer to as "Tullytown Mountain. " "They planted it with grass, so it's green and not ugly," says Marter, 56. "It just doesn't smell too good. " The dramatically steep slopes on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River are the eastern face of the Tullytown Landfill in Bucks County, where about 350 trucks a day dump municipal waste. Citing public complaints from New Jersey and Pennsylvania about odors and other unpleasantries associated with the operation, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection last June ordered Tullytown to close on May 22, 2017.
NEWS
January 16, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
Does Alzheimer's have a smell? The answer, according to new research, appears to be yes. At least to mice. In a study that involved Philadelphia's Monell Center, mice - and, later, a machine - were able to detect differences between the smell of urine from normal mice and that from three strains of mice that had been genetically altered to model aspects of Alzheimer's disease. This was true even when the mice were not yet showing brain changes associated with dementia. The researchers believe this might lead to tests that could identify people in the very early stages of Alzheimer's, which starts many years before symptoms are noticeable.
NEWS
January 11, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - Maple syrup, pulled pork, cotton candy. Honey ice cream, potato doughnuts, rib-eye sandwiches. And, of course, the famous milk shakes. "This," said Breanna Anderson, pointing with her fork to her surroundings. "The food court. " That's what it's about at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, where thousands turn out each year for livestock competitions, shopping, and, of course, the eats. On Saturday, young kids, reminiscing parents, and giddy teens filled the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg for opening day of the show.
NEWS
December 31, 2015
THIS IS HOW the contract ends, not with a bang but a whimper. Chip Kelly leaves a city and a team that bore such goodwill toward him a few brief seasons ago, but that have long since eaten their hopes and drowned their bitter sorrows in several million cases of Budweiser (or, for the metro-wussials, pumpkin-spice craft beer.) Chip is now a memory, like the pathetic mess of a Bicentennial celebration wrecked by Frank Rizzo or the Gentleman's Agreement prohibiting buildings taller than William Penn's hat (which worked out so well, one measly sports championship later)
NEWS
December 31, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Staff Writer
IT'S ALL HAPPENING so fast. Just three years ago, marijuana was illegal for recreational use nationwide. That changed when voters in Colorado and Washington legalized it in 2012. Oregon, Alaska. and the District of Columbia passed similar legislation last year. Philadelphia has reduced possession of a small amount of marijuana to a $25 citation, and Mayor-elect Jim Kenney - South Philly Mummer turned pot-friendly progressive - has said he would like to eliminate weed citations altogether.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
What does Harcum College smell like? Flowery and sweet. Deep. A hint of lavender. That's its past. Its present? Sophisticated. Strong. Think: cashmere, leather, pear. And its future? Definitely fruity. Raspberry, orange, and a little bit of cherry - and rising fast. So says Alexandra Hilosky, the chemistry professor who, with help from students, developed Harcum's own fragrance line to celebrate the arts-and-sciences college's 100th birthday. They're calling it the "Scentennial Collection.
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