Have you ever asked yourself how the inside of an Egyptian tomb smells like? You'll soon know with Google Nose. Google's Aromabase has amassed over 15 million of scentbytes using innovative technologies, such as Street Sense vehicles that scanned and identified a myriad of olfactory signatures of different places, people, and objects from around the world. It also introduces Android Ambient Odor Detection, which collects scents through its flagship mobile operating system and accurately identifies the smell based on information stored in Google's Aromabase online.
How to Use Google Nose
Get started with Google Nose by clicking the button labeled "Try Google Nose Beta" on the Smelling is Believing page.
You'll be taken to a random page of search results. Take at look at this example:
Click on the Smell button and you'll see the following instructions:
With another click of the mouse button, you can start smelling the funky odor or delicious scent - depending on how well your olfactory nerves received the aroma. Bring your nose as close as you can to the screen and inhale deeply.
More About Google Nose
Photo-Auditory-Olfactory Convergence is a phenomenon that's been dreamed of by scientists and science fiction writers for many years. It's only Google that's been able to make this sci-fi dream into reality… Or NOT! The idea that Google has a Mobile Aroma Indexing Program that can store olfactory signatures and release the same scent on demand is just too good to be true. Welcome to Google's third April Fool's Day joke!