The Google announced the Nose, a new tool that will allow users to search for smells. According to the company, Google Nose has a database that brings together flavors from around the world and already has more than 15 terabytes of data. Olfactory information was captured by the cars of Street Sense, who inhaled and indexed millions of atmospheric kilometers.
“Photo-auditory-olfactory sensory convergence is a phenomenon promised for decades by science fiction,” says Doug Smith, Google engineer. “When crossing photons with infrassonoras waves, Google Nose Beta temporarily aligns molecules to emulate a specific smell,” explains Jon Wooly, product manager.
The technology used in Google Nose will also benefit the company’s other services. The YouTube, for example, gain aromatic subtitles soon. The Google homepage may issue smells on specific dates – on Halloween, the seeker will smell the pumpkin. In addition, companies may advertise AdScent – from now on, florists may put the scent of your roses directly in the results of search.
Google Nose is available in the experimental stage and also works in the Brazilian edition of the seeker. To test the new feature, visit google.com/nose. Do a search, click the button Smell, close the nose of the screen and confirm the download of the fragrance. The tool is integrated with Google+ and allows you to share flavors with your friends.
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