Oxford Professor Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Measure Red Hot Chillies

A Don at Oxford University has come up with a novel way to measure the hotness of chilli peppers objectively. Using carbon nanotubes and adsortive stripping voltammetry, Professor Richard Compton's idea could end up replacing the Scoville test, a subjective taste test created almost a century ago, that uses… » 6/12/08 9:05am 6/12/08 9:05am