How Do Vending Machines Detect Coins?

The currency detectors in vending machines is a device that determines whether banknotes or coins are real or fake. These devices are used in many modern automated vending machines. The Science Channel explains how vending machines detect coin values, ignore fakes, and prevent hanging snacks. This machine can decipher coins with pinpoint accuracy. Light sensors measure the size… Continue reading How Do Vending Machines Detect Coins?

Green Tea Vs Black Tea

While both black and green teas are made from the same plant, called Camellia Sinensis. Green tea leaves undergo minimal processing, while black tea has gone through an oxidation process, called fermentation. Simon Whistler from Today I Found Out, explains the difference between black tea and green tea, what the two teas have in common and… Continue reading Green Tea Vs Black Tea

Pepsi is Launching an Android Phone

Pepsi has confirmed it plans to release a smartphone made only for the Chinese market. The android phone will be called, the “P1”, and will include a 5.5-inch screen, 1.7GHz CPU; 2GB RAM; 16GB storage and a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera. It will cost around $200 and is set to launch only in… Continue reading Pepsi is Launching an Android Phone

V-Tex: Cooling Technology Chills Drinks In 45 Seconds

UK-based Enviro-Cool have developed a rapid chilling machine that can cool your drink down to near-freezing temperatures in approximately 45 seconds. The technology, called V-Tex, works by simultaneously chilling and agitating the drink, which rapidly cools it without causing ice to form. The agitation method creates a vortex which prevents carbonated drinks from overflowing. V-Tex also saves… Continue reading V-Tex: Cooling Technology Chills Drinks In 45 Seconds

Starbucks Plans To Open Its First Tea Bar

It has been almost a year since Starbucks bought Teavana and they’re already planning on opening the first tea bar in New York City. The Seattle-based company says Teavana Fine Teas + Teavana Tea Bar will serve sweets and other food including flatbreads, salads and small plates in a trendy, cafe-like setting. The menu of food and freshly… Continue reading Starbucks Plans To Open Its First Tea Bar

Robot That Steals From Vending Machines

A French YouTuber has created a robotic device designed to steal items from vending machines. The robot has a joystick controller wired to a small claw. The claw is placed in the vending machine and can grab the drinks and give them to you. Watch the demo video below. via: Huffington Post