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You've Got Smell: 1st 'Scent Message' Sent from NYC to Paris
livescience.com ^ | June 17, 2014 06:23pm ET | Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer |

Posted on 06/18/2014 5:51:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The scent messages, called oNotes, are composed in an iPhone app called oSnap, which also launched today. Using oSnap, users can mix and match from 32 primitive aromas to produce more than 300,000 unique scents, Edwards said.

The 32 aromas are placed inside oPhone's eight "oChips," which could be thought of as a printer's ink cartridges. When the device receives an oNote, it releases the corresponding aroma based on the aromatic tags assigned to the image.

Each scent is designed to last roughly 10 seconds, about the same time that people take to sense an aroma, Edwards told reporters in a news briefing today at the American Museum of Natural History. If the photo is tagged with more than one scent, the smells will play one after the other.

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1 posted on 06/18/2014 5:51:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
eFarts.

Great.

2 posted on 06/18/2014 5:54:24 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BenLurkin
Astounding, breathtaking technology. The Founding Fathers could not possibly conceive of such an incredible thing. And what will we do with it?

Send each other fart smells. Thats what.

3 posted on 06/18/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: BenLurkin

Lady says to Dr. Johnson (Life of Boswell, compiler of the one of the first English dictionaries):

“Dr. Johnson, you smell!”

“No, Madam, you smell. I stink.”


4 posted on 06/18/2014 5:57:20 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: BenLurkin

O - sh*t!


5 posted on 06/18/2014 6:00:13 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: BenLurkin

Now you can send Hoppes No. 9 Bore Cleaner scent to a gun hater.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 6:07:57 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Pull my E-finger.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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To: BenLurkin

Send a two second scent of Bayonne New Jersey.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 6:16:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh lovely...

Now, I like the idea that you could take a picture of lilacs and send an idea of their wonderful aroma.

However, I am also thinking about a text message from someone..”Wow! U shoulda smelled the nasty 1 Uncle Joe just let!”...and you can. 3000 miles away.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: BenLurkin

Smellophone.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 6:26:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Mr. Watson—come here—I want to smell you.”


11 posted on 06/18/2014 6:32:26 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
The Founding Fathers could not possibly conceive of such an incredible thing.

Benjamin Franklin might have.
12 posted on 06/18/2014 6:39:45 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: kevao

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


13 posted on 06/18/2014 6:41:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

not only can you send the kiss of death but the smell of death.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 7:19:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin

So long as no smells from Paris make it across US borders.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 7:22:33 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

iCutCheese.com


16 posted on 06/18/2014 7:33:06 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
eFarts.

Pity the folks who answer those calls in a public place! I hope they come with the appropriate sound effect.
17 posted on 06/18/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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