Scientists develop ‘electronic tongue’ to rival sommeliers in wine tasting

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The ‘electronic tongue’ may have a commercial use and could eventually replace the teams of experts needed in each bodega.

Spanish scientists have developed an “electronic tongue” that promises to rival the work of the traditional sommelier and identify different grades of the Spanish sparkling wine, cava. The electronic device has been developed by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and uses electronic sensory systems with “advanced mathematical procedures” to analyse different varieties of the Catalan alternative to champagne according to taste.

Lost City of Atlantis May Have Been Found By U.S. Research Team

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Greek philosopher Plato wrote about Atlantis some 2,600 years ago, describing it as “an island situated in front of the straits which are by you called the Pillars of Hercules.”

A U.S.-led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago in mud flats in southern Spain.

 

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Financial Center in Spain So Big You Need Robot Guides

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Turns out that there’s a financial center in Madrid, Spain which is so  big and confusing to navigate that you’ll desperately need these multilingual robots to guide you around.  El Faro” Visitors Center, is the gateway to Santander Group”s financial complex, one of the largest financial institutions in the Euro zone. The center is a creative mix of advanced robotics, hi-res LED paneled columns and interactive interface design that offer visitors memorable and impactful forms of exploring the group”s history and global presence. Here’s how it works—in-action video and all:

 

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Cocaine And LSD Discovered in the Air of Spanish Cities

Scientists Discover Cocaine And LSD in the Air of Spanish Cities

Study finds the air in Madrid and Barcelona is also laced with at least five drugs  

 Spanish scientists have discovered traces of cocaine and LSD in the air in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona.

Air pollution has long been a fact of life in Spanish cities, but scientists now say that it is not just smog that chokes people as they walk to work or stroll through the park.

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