Scents of history: study hopes to recreate smells of old Europe (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Scents of history: study hopes to recreate smells of old Europe. “From the pungent scent of a cigar to the gentle fragrance of roses, smells can transport us to days gone by. Now researchers are hoping to harness the pongs of the past to do just that. Scientists, historians and experts in artificial intelligence across the UK and Europe have announced they are teaming up for a €2.8m project labelled ‘Odeuropa’ to identify and even recreate the aromas that would have assailed noses between the 16th and early 20th centuries.”

PR Newswire: Fragrance Creators Association Launches Groundbreaking Digital Fragrance Resource for the Public (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Fragrance Creators Association Launches Groundbreaking Digital Fragrance Resource for the Public (PRESS RELEASE). “The Fragrance Conservatory empowers users to: Search ingredients to understand their use and safety. Learn about the history and science behind making a fragrance. Discover the many positive wellness benefits of fragrance. Follow the fragrance industry’s efforts to promote public health.”

Phys .org: The smell of old books could help preserve them

Phys .org: The smell of old books could help preserve them. “Old books give off a complex mélange of odors, ranging from pleasant (almonds, caramel and chocolate) to nasty (formaldehyde, old clothes and trash). Detecting early signs of paper degradation could help guide preservation efforts, but most techniques destroy the very paper historians want to save. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed an electronic nose that can non-destructively sniff out odors emitted by books of different paper compositions, conditions and ages.”

Digital Trends: ‘The Smell Of Data’ Helps Internet Users Sniff Out The Threat Of Data Leakage

Digital Trends: ‘The Smell Of Data’ Helps Internet Users Sniff Out The Threat Of Data Leakage. “When online criminals target an organization, they are often able to gain access to lots user accounts at once, rather than just going after individuals. Sites like Have I Been Pwned? have been set up to allow users to check out whether their accounts have been compromised in the wake of a large-scale breach. Now, a new project called the Smell of Data aims to give internet users moment-to-moment updates on whether their private information is at risk of being leaked.”