Electronic Chopsticks Test Food for Safety

(Image: Baidu)

In the past few years, food contamination scandals have alarmed people in China. In response, the company Baidu has developed chopsticks that test for purity food touched on the tips. When the chopsticks are linked to a smartphone app, they provide data about the oils detected in foods. The chopsticks can determine whether the oil is fresh or recycled--the latter of which may be toxic.

Baidu says that its chopsticks will be also be able to determine the PH levels in food and the calorie values. At a recent exhibiton at a technology conference, Baidu CEO Robin Li referred to his chopsticks as "a new way to sense the world."

-via Marginal Revolution

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