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If you like getting free money, one highly-illegal way of doing so is to falsely claim that you purchased a certain item which then got stolen, so your insurance will cover the cost of a new one. This will require you to fill out a police report, however, and you could soon be caught out by software designed to detect when such reports are nothing but a load of hokum... Continue Reading So
In developing nations, unscrupulous companies routinely produce counterfeit or diluted antibiotics. Unfortunately, those same countries often lack the expensive lab equipment needed to detect fakes. There could be hope, however, in the form of a simple new paper device... Continue Reading Cheap paper device detects bogus antibiotics Category: Science Tags: Antibiotic
If you've seen even one advertisement for premium coffee, then you've probably heard someone going on about "100 percent pure Arabica beans" … but does the coffee really only contain Arabicas? A new method makes it quicker, cheaper and easier to find out... Continue Reading A better way of detecting bogus coffee beans Category: Science Tags: Coffee Food technol
Serving counterfeit liquor is not only unethical, but depending on the contents of that liquor, can also be dangerous to the people consuming it. It was with this in mind that scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently developed a portable device that can tell fake booze from the real thing...Continue Reading Portable device detects bogus boozeCategory: ScienceTag


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