Usually, the only thing I can tell from another person’s breath is whether they’re drunk (or the last time they’ve brushed their teeth). But an international team of scientists has created a system that can diagnose disease solely from the chemicals you exhale. A disease fingerprint for your breath. A breathprint of…
Breathing is not only the most crucial part of our existence but an expression of ourselves at the most basic level. It is the most crucial part of our existence but we rarely think about it—especially in Western civilizations. This short film is a good reminder of the power of breathing and how it marks our lives.
During any form of physical exertion, most people don't think about breath until they're gasping for it. The most advanced exercisers among us are conscious of trying to breathe lower, into their bellies. But there's an even better way, and making this simple switch will get more oxygen into your blood, faster.
The next time you wake up with morning breath, you can take pride that though it smells bad, no one else's is quite like yours. According to a recent study, you've got a "breathprint" that is not only unique to you, but could also predict diseases.
The chemical signature in your breath is unique to you, and may even be as distinctive as your fingerprint. In fact, researchers think your "breathprint" could soon be used to determine your true identity, or diagnose you with an illness.
I can't even count how many times I used my breath to fog up a camera lens to wipe it down clean. It's the photog equivalent of blowing into those old NES cartridges. I swear it works! Turns out, we might be ruining our camera lenses because our breath has harmful acids that can damage them.
You brush. You floss. You swish some burning mint-laced liquid around in your mouth until it hurts. You go to bed with an oral hygiene gold star, and you wake up with white gloop connecting your lips and some vile odor emanating from it. Wtf happens in our mouths while we sleep?
Earthquake rescues are difficult. Rescuers try to listen for victims, spot them with cameras and use dogs to sniff them out. Someday, they may use metabolite sensors to pick up their stench.
Professor Hossam Haick and his colleagues at the Israel Institute of Technology have developed a new artificial sniffer called the NA-NOSE—short for Nanoscale Artificial NOSE—which runs software capable of detecting molecule patterns found in the breaths of people with head, neck and lung cancer. After conducting a…
Bar breathalyzers are ubiquitous these days (and are totally for entertainment purposes only!) but the one from Topland offers something new: An etiquette checker! What that means, at least in Japan, is it checks for bad breath too.
Your smartphone is cute...kind of a novelty, though, really. Sure, it puts worldwide communication in your pocket. But can it recognize wind?
There are some inventions that cause electronics manufacturers and consumers alike to wonder why they hadn't been invented before, and how anyone ever lived without them. And then there's this. Fantalog Interactive has devised a camera phone that takes pictures when you blow on it. Apparently following some kind of…
Admit it, that whole cupping your hand over your mouth trick works about as well as an ice cream parlor in the middle of hell. The Breath Alert is here to help. This gadget is actually pretty scientific. It will detect the levels of volatile sulfide compounds and hydrocarbon gas that cause stank breath and will rate…
Not so much a gadget as just a test tube, this BreathCapture is a pendant that holds someone's breath so you can take it around and smell it any time you want. Yes. That's right. Someone's breath.
And I thought it was poor oral hygiene that made my breath smell like buried diapers! Instead, it might be organ rejection.