Number of minutes it takes a new “robotic nose” to sniff out the difference between cheaper and more expensive whiskies. Scientists at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia have developed a robot capable of detecting the specific qualities of six different whiskies, including their brand names, regions, and styles. The e-nose had a 92% accuracy rate for detecting the region from which a whisky comes. Its success rate for picking out the brand itself was more than 96%.

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