People have always wondered when the internet will be used to send physical things from one place to another. The technology is advanced enough to make a 3D printed body part, but not advanced enough to send food and drinks across internet. However scientists in Singapore have devised a way to send the feel and taste of a drink using electronics and internet, which may be used to send food and drinks using internet in future.
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1 Virtually sending drinks to one another
Scientists have become successful in sending a drink over internet. They conducted a successful experiment in which they were able to send the sourness of lemonade to another glass of water, using just internet. The scientists are a part of group at the National University of Singapore, headed by Nimesha Ranasinghe.
The team recently presented their findings in a conference in Japan and technology, which is in its infancy has its drawbacks. “Unless you simulate olfaction, true flavor cannot be reproduced,” says Amol Bhondekar at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation in India. Ranasinghe and his team used sensors and colors to measure the color and pH of freshly poured lemonade.
This data was then transmitted via internet to a recipient glass, filled with water and fitted with sensors and LED to mimic the color of lemonade. Watch the whole experiment with your eyes in the next slide.