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Transmit Smells Over the Internet

  Posted on Friday May 05, @10:35PM Pacific
Goodies Your computer could start smelling like a rose or a garbage dump, now that two Israeli scientists say they have figured out how to transmit scent through the Internet. The system will use a device that recreates scents from about 150 basic elements. On the sending end, an artificial nose would pick up the scent at the source and convert it to a computer file for transmission, or a scent could be bought on the Internet, say the scientists. Read more at CNN.com

 
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    Re: Transmit Smells Over the Internet

    by a non-moose on Tuesday May 09, @02:20AM
    Is the world ready for computerized smell-o-vision? Viruses will not only delete files, they'll stink up your house too.
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    • Re: Transmit Smells Over the Internet

      by David Kenyon on Sunday October 13, @04:38PM
      Does it mean that I can also use my computer as an aerosol? It has a fan for projection of the synthetic smell. Would I use the volume control for density of effect, or should I embolden and italicise the aroma for variation?
      Could Saddam Hussein be working on a selective germ warfare carrier?

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    No need to breakup MSoft-Someone else is making SP

    by The Brotherly Behemoth on Friday May 12, @09:32AM
    It shouldn't be too difficult to transmit the percentages of the 150 elements that make up a given smell. To output, the client would need the 150 elements (which obviously would have to be replaced as used) as well as a system that could mix the elements fairly precisely. Has the client even been created yet?
    I'm guessing the bio-tech(?) nose is the innovation, correct?

    Later (SP=Smelly Products)!
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    • Re: No need to breakup MSoft-Someone else is making SP

      by David Rubin on Friday May 12, @04:20PM
      Ladies and gentlemen, my brother the comedian!

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    Re: Transmit Smells Over the Internet

    by Rudraksh on Wednesday March 10, @09:52AM
    Well again and again this old story is presented as a new one kindly use any search engine on internet eg yahoo/google etc and enter key words(smell a vision +patent)you will find this invention was patented way back in late 2000 by an Indian inventor.Previously Digiscents duped the investors to the tune of millons$ and now it seems it the turn of so called inventors from Israel,god help the investors to find the right person for there secure investment.
    Regards
    R.
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    Re: Transmit Smells Over the Internet

    by Alex on Sunday March 14, @04:26PM
    Its a cheating game again once screwed by Digiscents now by telewest ,one should see before investing who secured the patent in combination to digital smells in multimedia specially screen and smell release combination once again the game of short term gains and then quit has started well its the investor to decide-------------------f --- --0 again.intrest 6152829 USA patent.
    Alex
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    Re: Transmit Smells Over the Internet

    by sandeep jaidka on Wednesday July 28, @04:40PM
    Well see USA Patent number 6152829, this patent explains the process and the product on digital smells ?any questions?

    Inventor
    Sandeep Jaidka.

    *do not encourage the pirates who have no patents and to make quick money.
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    Re: Transmit Smells Over the Internet

    by Janette on Saturday October 16, @03:59PM
    Does that mean terrorists would soon be able to transmit deadly viruses (ie Sars or man-made viruses) to wipe out the population?

    I think I'd rather keep my computer smell free, thanks.
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    Re: Transmit Smells Over the Internet

    by Samar on Sunday November 07, @07:00PM
    Lets just stop being paranoid over terrorism and things like that being used on the internet. There is too much hysteria in the world as it is.

    Any new technology, I just say "Bring it on"
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