Tasting Tea with an Electronic Tongue
By William I. Lengeman III
I used to read a lot of science fiction but, of all of the fantastic forward-looking gadgets that were predicted in the pages of those books and stories, I’m pretty sure that the electronic tongue was not among them. Which just goes to show that truth is apparently sometimes stranger than science fiction. An electronic tongue, by the way, is not a fancy prosthetic device for people whose tongues are missing or malfunctioning, but rather it’s a gadget that aids in the analysis of flavor compounds in foods and beverages.
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