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(Smithsonian Magazine)   New electronic nose may help sniff out counterfeit whiskey, encourage you to bathe regularly   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line
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2022-04-20 8:43:24 AM  
Yeah, they're talking about $1M+ bottles and not ~$100 bottles.  If you can "fake" a bottle of Macallan or something, you legit bottle it and give it a catchy name like "Caerbannog 14" and sell it for half the price.  As long as you're making it with ultrasonic devices or something and not the "Mr Roberts" method, you should be good.
 
2022-04-20 9:01:30 AM  
Stop talking to my FARKING toilet!

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2022-04-20 10:31:36 AM  
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2022-04-20 10:42:57 AM  
Brilliant technology!
 
2022-04-20 11:13:46 AM  
Scientists confirmed the technology's findings using time-of-flight mass spectrometry and two-dimensional gas chromatography,

Created to mimic the human olfactory system, NOS.E has eight gas sensors that can "sniff" a vial of whiskey. The device evaluates each odor molecule it detects, then sends that data to a computer, where a machine-learning algorithm that's been trained to recognize whiskey characteristics makes sense of the findings.


So what the hell are these sensors if they're not TOF-MS or 2D-GC?
 
2022-04-20 11:19:58 AM  

UberDave: Caerbannog


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2022-04-20 11:50:57 AM  
My robot has no electronic nose.
 
2022-04-20 1:43:14 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: My robot has no electronic nose.


How does it electronically smell?
 
2022-04-20 2:01:52 PM  

Bondith: Tyrone Slothrop: My robot has no electronic nose.

How does it electronically smell?


Electronically terrible!
 
2022-04-20 2:07:58 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bondith: Tyrone Slothrop: My robot has no electronic nose.

How does it electronically smell?

Electronically terrible!


Folks, you can catch our act Thursday night at the Tiki Lounge, right after the Captain and Tennille grunge cover band.
 
2022-04-20 2:44:06 PM  
Watched a group test tequila using a GCMS system. They used it to detect the background notes (sage, floral, wood, soil, etc.) and could pretty much pinpoint the region the agave had grown in.
Love my job!
 
2022-04-20 7:24:20 PM  

Bondith: Tyrone Slothrop: Bondith: Tyrone Slothrop: My robot has no electronic nose.

How does it electronically smell?

Electronically terrible!

Folks, you can catch our act Thursday night at the Tiki Lounge, right after the Captain and Tennille grunge cover band.


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2022-04-20 9:29:52 PM  
I had to click on the link to the research paper just so I could check the references to see if they cited my brother's research.  Sure enough, it was there: T. S. Collins, J. Zweigenbaum and S. E. Ebeler, "Profiling of nonvolatiles in whiskeys using ultra high pressure liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF MS)", Food Chem., vol. 163, pp. 186-196, Nov. 2014.
 
2022-04-21 9:42:53 AM  
Does anyone know what the acronym NOS.E stands for?
 
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