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Google's new tool allows users to 'search for smells'

Google claims to have unveiled its latest search gadget today in the form of 'Google Nose'.

The application purports to allow people to search for smells as they would webpages, images or videos.

Introducing the idea in a spoof promotional video, a Google engineer boasts that the service a is based on a "15 million scentabyte database of smells from around the world":

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