Japanese University Developing Smell-O-Printer

Kenichi Okada and a team of colleagues at Keio University are developing a printer that has a “scent jet” integrated into a regular Canon printer that can “print” scents. The printer works, but the smells only last for a few seconds, around the length of two human breaths.

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The printer can quickly change between up to four different scents, including apple, cinnamon, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mint, and vanilla, and are detectable by humans so long as we’re quick enough to smell the droplets before they dissipate.

Here’s to a future where we can be fully aware of what rotting zombies smell like in Resident Evil.

(NewScientist via Akihabara News via Engadget. title pic via Shutterstock.)


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