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2011-07-28 17:41:14

Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue which can identify different types of cava wines, thanks to a combination of sensor systems and advanced mathematical procedures.

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2011-06-28 08:12:55

New research from Brown University shows that fish and mammals chew differently.

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2009-10-16 13:40:00

Scientists have found out how people can taste the bubbly sensation from carbonated beverages.

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2009-08-20 15:50:46

A study of 62 soldiers found that smokers had fewer and flatter taste buds than nonsmokers, researchers in Greece said.

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2009-07-06 12:45:00

An assistive technology that enables individuals to maneuver a powered wheelchair or control a mouse cursor using simple tongue movements can be operated by individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries, according to the results of a recently completed clinical trial.

2009-03-09 13:38:04

A taste tester for Britain's Costa Coffee said the company has taken out an insurance policy on his tongue worth $14 million. Costa Coffee taster Gennaro Pelliccia said the company took out the insurance policy with Lloyd's of London as it prepares to open a planned 100 new stores during the year, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. In my profession, my taste buds and sensory skills are crucial, Pelliccia said.

2008-12-15 07:10:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The night before her surgery for tongue cancer, 30-year-old Lisa Bourdon-Krause realized she might never be able to speak to her toddler son again.

2008-08-26 09:00:00

By Gret Bluestein Associated Press ATLANTA -- The tireless tongue already controls taste and speech, helps kiss and swallow and fights germs. Now scientists hope to add one more ability to the mouthy muscle, and turn it into a computer control pad.

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2008-06-30 10:25:00

A new assistive technology developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology could help individuals with severe disabilities lead more independent lives.

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2008-06-10 14:10:05

Using the same concept behind commercial breath-freshening strips, a Temple University researcher has developed a new, easier method for clinical taste testing.


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