Thursday, October 20, 2011

French Kids Magazine Highlights Smell-O-Vision

What better way to make science fun for children than to tell them about Smell-O-Vision? The French magazine "Science et Vie Decouvertes" (Life and Science Discoveries)is doing just that in its November 2011 issue.
The magazine ran a picture of Jacobs School of Engineering Professor Sungho Jin and two of his graduates students, who showed that it is possible to generate an odor, at will, in a compact device small enough to fit on the back of your TV.
The caption can be roughly translate to: "American scientists, well, they've invented a machine that emits smells that you can see on TV! Great!"
The photo is paired with a short story about the seven different families of odors.
You can read more about Jin's proof of concept work here.
Also, here is a link to excerpts from the current issue of Science et Vie Decouvertes.

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