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Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have developed a way to compare aromas visually using specially developed inks. Kenneth Suslick and his colleagues used tiny squares of polymer film that hold 36 drops of carefully designed dyes. These pigments change colour when exposed to various chemicals. The result is a cheap system for detecting…

Or, to give the full title: “How to brew beer in a coffee maker, using only materials commonly found on a modestly sized oceanographic research vessel“. The marine scientists at Southern Fried Science have this handy guide to any scientist unfortunate enough to find themselves high and dry whilst out collecting data: You’re six days…