How strong is your booze? True strength of alcohol revealed by new portable device

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 01:28 in Physics & Chemistry

Both legitimate brewers and distillers -- and authorities on the track of illicit alcohol from home stills -- will soon have a helping hand. Measurement experts have unveiled a portable device to determine the strength of alcoholic drinks quickly and easily, almost anywhere. In a new study, the researchers show that their technique is just as accurate, and more sophisticated, than widely used lab-based methods.

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