By Steve Hawley
Scottish engineers have developed a technique that could detect counterfeit whisky with up to 99.7% accuracy. Tests could discriminate between brands and even their age by measuring their optical properties. A scientific paper that details the process has been published by the journal Nanoscale.
Read the abstract at the University of Glasgow
Why it matters
This is analogous to the monitoring and sampling of video found over the Internet, to detect rights-holder information embedded in watermarks. Just as with video, accuracy counts.