Home » Uncategorized » Scientists develop odor replicator
Image_32744_tmimage.jpg

Scientists develop odor replicator

Stop and smell the roses—and take the scent with you.

A device developed by a Japanese scientist can record the particulars of an odor and replicate it later. Technically, 15 sensors record and analyze the smell in digital format and then mix up to 96 chemicals in order to replicate the result at a different time and place.

We can imagine such a device acting as a “sound recorder” in much the same way as an audio or video recorder. However, the device as it stands now is impractical as a portable option. The machine is a few feet in length. A portable version is available, but it is only a recorder; in order to use this device to replicate smells, it must be hooked up to the main device.

A variety of smells has already been replicated, including apples, bananas, lemons, and oranges. Other smells are being replicated as well. The scientists are working with a perfume company, too.

About Dave White

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.