The ability to smell is one of the most complex of our senses. It requires sorting, analyzing, and sifting a torrent of input data quickly.
The kingfisher bird has to dive after fish rapidly without busting its beak. Japanese scientists looked into the physics of this, and redesigned the noses of their bullet trains.
Things you probably didn’t even know about should arouse awe as we go about our tasks each day, and sleep each night.
The interaction with Lents is of interest because it provides an opportunity to look again, in some detail, at a fascinating illustration of design in action.
Olfactory receptors squeeze more data out of odor molecules than previously thought.