Socks Made with Carbonized Coffee Will Make Your Feet Less Stinky

Plain white socks these are not. The Atlas sock is a performance dress sock made from cotton, polyester and carbonized coffee. Carbonized coffee? Yes, it helps filter and absorb sweat and odor. Even more, the sock uses strain analysis, pressure mapping and thermal imaging to create something ridiculously comfortable. » 7/02/13 11:30pm 7/02/13 11:30pm

Afternoon News: Poop-Sniffing, Pancake-Eating, Vegas-Going Spammers

• A Purdue professor is paying students $30 to sniff animal poop and using the research to improve estimations of odor emissions on farms. It's days like this that I am happy I went to Indiana University. [11alive]
• Dealzmodo: All-you-can-eat pancakes at IHOP?! Why am I still sitting here? [Dealnews via BBG]
• Alan… » 1/04/08 4:00pm 1/04/08 4:00pm

Prototype Odor Recorder Creates and Tests Smells

Smells are evocative: the smell of fresh-cut grass, strawberries and cinnamon all make you think of certain things. This prototype odor recorder creates smells from 8 components, then analyzes the results to make sure that it's producing the appropriate stench. The developers are hoping to use the odor recorder in… » 8/23/06 2:43pm 8/23/06 2:43pm