The Secret Algorithm That Controls Everything About Orange Juice

If you ever wondered how orange juice can always taste so damn perfect every time you have it, it's because of an algorithm. Coca Cola, which makes Simply Orange and Minute Maid, has an algorithm called the "Black Book" which allows it to standardize Mother Nature. It's crazy. » 2/02/13 1:00am 2/02/13 1:00am

How Chemistry Is Predicting the Flavor Pairings of the Future

Some tastes just go together beautifully: lamb and rosemary, tomato and basil, peanut butter and jelly. But despite a new wave of molecular gastronomy, human imagination can only go so far—which is why scientists are developing computational chemistry techniques to predict the flavor combinations of the future. » 6/20/12 2:20pm 6/20/12 2:20pm

Spam Rank: The Google-Backed Research Fighting Fake Reviews

Fake online reviews are a pain in the ass: they make interent shopping harder than it already is. But thankfully there are people out there who are developing ways of spotting and blocking rogue five-star reviews, and a new algorithm backed by Google seems to be the most effective yet. » 4/17/12 7:48am 4/17/12 7:48am