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Description:  Researchers have devised tiny color-coded tags that can be placed on food and beverage containers to determine whether the products inside are spoiled or fresh.

Source: CNET

Date: March 18, 2014

smart tags

What if you never had to do a smell test for spoiled milk again? Instead of having to take a whiff of the sour liquid, you could just check the color of a small tag placed on the container. This is exactly what researchers at Peking University in Beijing, China, are working on: color-coded “smart tags.” Read More.

Questions for discussion:

1. Would you use and trust smart tags? Why or why not?

2. What issues do you think the manufacturers of smart tags may run into when they try to bring this product to market?

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