Sunday, April 23, 2017

Singapore researchers turn water into 'lemonade'

PHOTO: A research team in Singapore's Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Ebodiments) centre said they have devised a way to make water taste like lemonade. It looks like lemonade and apparently it tastes like it too. But these glasses are actually filled with water.
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It looks like lemonade and apparently it tastes like it too. But these glasses are actually filled with water.

A research team in Singapore's Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments) centre said they have devised a way to make water taste like lemonade.



PHOTO: A Keio-NUS researcher sets up the virtual lemonade kit to do a taste test among two students at the National University of Singapore campus in Singapore April 13, 2017.
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They start off by dipping a sensor into a glass of real lemonade. The PH value is then remotely transmitted to electrode strips running along the top of a glass of water - which emulates the taste.



Virtual Lemonade: Let's Teleport Your Lemonade!
PHOTO: Virtual Lemonade: Let's Teleport Your Lemonade!
The team measured the colour and the acidity level of an actual lemonade using an RGB colour sensor and a PH level sensor.
This data is then transmitted over the internet to a tumbler outfitted with an electrode. This electrode, which is placed on the rim of the tumbler, sends out electrical signals to the drinkers taste buds, simulating the sour taste of a lemonade.
On top of that, LED lights placed inside the tumbler changes its colour to that of the lemonade.
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The scientists working on the project said the flavour can then be transmitted through the internet to a friend. The team also claimed there are health benefits to their prototype. The centre is a joint collaboration between National University of Singapore (NUS) and Keio University, Japan.

Two students from the university were given a taste test in front of a reporter. They said they liked the idea, but one student did suggest minor improvements.



An NUS student tastes a virtual lemonade simulator, which uses electrodes to mimic the flavour and LED lights to imitate the color of real lemonade, at the National University of Singapore campus in Singapore April 13, 2017.
PHOTO: An NUS student tastes a virtual lemonade simulator, which uses silver electrode strips on the rim of a tumbler to mimic the flavour and LED lights to imitate the color of real lemonade, at the National University of Singapore campus in Singapore April 13, 2017.
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Picture posted by Technology News on Friday, 21 April 2017 at 10:33am EDT
PHOTO: Singapore scientists uses a special tumbler to mimic the taste of the lemonade. The group of researchers turn water into lemonade using the power of the internet.
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By Reuters, Friday, 21 April 2017


Singapore researchers turn water into 'lemonade'
By Reuters, Published on 21 April 2017

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DDZhDpbEh8



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