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AI Wine Taster Can Sniff Out Whether You’re Drinking a Fake

Telegraph | Science & Technology

AI Wine Taster Can Sniff Out Whether You’re Drinking a Fake

“A red wine’s provenance is key to its value, taste and prestige, and now a machine may be able to protect the finer variety from pale imitations.

Scientists have found a standard piece of chemistry equipment and a machine-learning algorithm can take any wine and show, with total accuracy, which estate made it.

A trial on 12 vintages from seven different Bordeaux chateaux found gas chromatography was able to perfectly determine the geographical origin of a glass of French red.”

From Telegraph.

CNN | Space

Blue Origin Launches Six Tourists to the Edge of Space

“Blue Origin’s tourism rocket has launched passengers to the edge of space for the first time in nearly two years, ending a hiatus prompted by a failed uncrewed test flight…

The Federal Aviation Administration, which licenses commercial rocket launches and is charged with ensuring public safety, oversaw an investigation into the failure. The probe revealed that the engine nozzle failed because it experienced higher temperatures than what the company had anticipated.

To fix the issue, Blue Origin said it implemented ‘design changes to the combustion chamber’ — the area of the engine where fuel explosively mixes with oxidizer — and adjusted ‘operating parameters,’ or the data that the company uses to model safe flights.”

From CNN.

Axios | Labor & Employment

Average Worker Now Logs off at 4 p.m. On Fridays

“Quitting time has been shifting earlier throughout the week, and it’s especially early on Friday, according to an analysis of sign-off times from some 75,000 workers at 816 companies by the workplace analytics firm ActivTrak.

Friday sign-off times have moved up from around 5 p.m. at the start of 2021 to around 4 p.m. now. Monday-Thursday sign-offs have also shifted earlier, to around 5 p.m. on average.”

From Axios.

News.com.au | Tourism & Leisure

World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Icon of the Seas Sets Sail

“The world’s largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, has officially set sail on its maiden voyage, with passengers sharing what life is really like on board the 365 metre vessel.

Icon of the Seas left the Port of Miami, Florida, on Saturday for its first seven-night island-hopping trip that will feature a series of idyllic locations in the Caribbean.

The ship, which is five times larger than the Titanic and longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall, has a double occupancy capacity of 5610 guests – though it could accommodate up to 7600 if every possible bed was booked – and 2350 crew.”

From News.com.au.