Japanese scientists working on printing out smells

Yeah, who would have thought that one could actually print out smells sometime in the near future? The day could be drawing nigh thanks to Kenichi Okada and his friends from Keio University, where they discovered a method to take advantage of a modified ink-jet printer in order to squirt scents. This might just lead to a new era of printing, and you might want to personalize that card of yours to your sworn enemy in the office by printing out images of turd to have a corresponding smell accompany it. That will still be a long time off, since currently only such scents as lemon, lavender and mint can be conjured.

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