You think TV stinks now?

October 13, 2006

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NOON -- The BBC News reports on a technology in the works that's really causing a stink:

  • Based at the School of Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor Nakamoto is building a range of gadgets and sensors which sniff, mix and pump out a range of hundreds of scents.

The story continues:

  • "Our intention is to make all smells reproducible," Professor Nakamoto said. "So, in this case we have combined two techniques: smell detection and smell generation."

We're way ahead of you buddy. Ever heard of Scratch 'n' Sniff stickers?

Nakoto's team tested the new technology out using a scene from a hit Japanese animation series Spirited Away:

  • A scene where the main character's parents gorge themselves on food before being transformed into pigs was enhanced with the smells of Chinese food, tofu and eventually the whiff of a pigsty.

Wait a second. Tofu has a smell?

— Red Panda, Light Reading

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