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Mars Laser Can Spot Fake Foods On Earth
2013-02-12 04:22:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Monday a new laser device developed to measure carbon isotopes on Mars may soon be used here on Earth to identify fake honey, olive oil, chocolate and other counterfeit foods. Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in England worked for several years to develop the new device, known as a laser isotope ratio-meter, by improving on older lasers that were large and heavy. The bulkiness of...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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