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How Many Bubbles Are In Your Bubbly?
2014-04-03 08:17:35

American Chemical Society The importance of fizz, more technically known as effervescence, in sparkling wines and champagnes is not to be underestimated — it contributes to the complete sensory experience of a glass, or flute, of fine bubbly. A scientist has now closely examined the factors that affect these bubbles, and he has come up with an estimate of just how many are in each glass. The report appears in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. Gérard Liger-Belair notes that...

Bubbles Not Responsible For Carbonation Bite
2013-08-22 09:17:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Taking a sip from your favorite carbonated beverage can be a full on sensory experience. The smell of the drink, the sound of the tiny bubbles bursting, the sight of the condensation slowly rolling down the side of the glass, and the refreshing bite from the carbonation all come together to to create a deeply satisfying experience. Researchers from the Monell Center in Philadelphia, however, now say the familiar “bite” of...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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