Now You Can Teleport Lemonade Over The Internet

Posted: Apr 7 2017, 11:05am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Now You can Teleport Lemonade Over the Internet
  • Researchers send the Sweet and Sour Taste of Lemonade via the Internet

Researchers have managed to do the impossible. They have sent or rather teleported the sweet and sour taste of lemonade via the Internet.

How about living in a world where you could taste something cold, sweet and sour like lemonade and then share it with friends who are far away from you.

This scenario may not be as far away as you think. Researchers are busy with the technology and just need to add a few final touches to the mechanism of taste conveyance.

Scientists in Singapore have detected the taste and color of lemonade and then sent it via a special tumbler that contains only pure water. An LED light imitates the greenish yellow color of the lemonade and metallic strips at the top transmit the taste to your tastebuds.

As you take sip after sip, you will notice that it tastes and looks not to mention feels exactly like lemonade. However, lest some readers take this too literally, it is not a case of converting water into wine. We have not reached such miraculous levels in scientific technology.

Lemonade was chosen since its tart flavor was the kind that could easily undergo mimicry using an electric current, according to CNet. The simulations however are not limited to sour tastes.

There can be simulations of bitter, salty or sweet tastes as well. This experiment began in earnest in March and it was not just about taste alone. The transference of beverages across insurmountable barriers in order to be shared with friends was what the whole thing was about. Remote conveyance of experience was the name of the game. The use of electric current to simulate flavors isn’t exactly a novel form of technology. It has been around since quite a while.

Teams of experts in Japan and the United States have tinkered with this technology too. At first a sensor stick is dipped in the liquid. It is imbedded with a certain pH level and a hue. Then this data is transmitted to the tumbler. The electrolytes start stimulating and tantalizing your tastebuds.

You don’t even have to drink the liquid. Just touching your tongue to the metallic strips will allow you access to the wonderful flavor in its fullness. The electric current is so low in potency so it will not give you a shock.

The experience is a bit strange since sticking your tongue to anything is not the normal procedure we use to taste food or drink. The taste variability can be modulated. This technology is still in its nascent phases. Some fine-tuning and tweaking will make it the best means of conveying taste and smell across great distances.

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