Electronic Nose Is No Joke


nose The April Fools’ Day pranks on Shevii Shel Pesach were plentiful.

Google’s merry pranksters are off to a running start with a promotional video for the company’s new scent-based search tool: Google Nose. Unlike Google glasses, the Google nose is actually a joke, but the concept of an artificial nose is totally real. The Washington Post‘s Wonkblog dug up an old episode of This American Life about the California-based company Cyrano Sciences, which is currently working on a real life electronic schnoz. Equipped with a database of smells, the plastic snouts could be used by doctors to sniff out pneumonia and other illnesses that are particularly potent or to detect gas leaks in factories. Read more at The Washington Post.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. anyone who paid attention to the haftorah of achron shel pesach will note the description used regarding moshiach, “V’hareicho B’yiras Hashem…” Moshiach will judge others through smell. This is certainly “Moshiach Tzaiten!!!

  2. How Ironic is the timing, The Haftora on Acharon Shel Pesach mentions that “Ben Yishai” [Mashiach] will have a unique power of smell, unlike anything we have now, check it out!!!!!!!!