Chilli spiciness measured

first_imgThe present procedure for measuring the hotness of chillies in the food industry, using subjective taste testers, is considered far less reliable. Oxford University scientists have devised a new way of measuring the hotness of chillies. The process, which works by measuring the level of capsaicinoids (the source of the chilli’s hotness) in the chilli sauce, is called Adsorptive Stripping Voltammetry (ASV).center_img This new method can precisely determine the level of hotness more speedily and cheaply than ever before.last_img read more

Chenango County hit with cyberattack

first_imgThe IT director said there is a backup of the system that could help the county restore all of their computers. The county Director of Information and Technology Herman Ericksen told 12 News the county system was attacked over the weekend. Hackers locked out employees and demanded $450 for each computer in exchange for giving back control; this is commonly known as a ransomware attack. NORWICH (WBNG) — Unable to access any of their computer network, Chenango County employees have had to come up with other solutions.center_img Ericksen said not all but most county departments were affected. He said Thursday Chenango County is not going to pay the ransoms, but rather try to rebuild the server themselves. Ericksen said the New York State Police, as well as state tech experts, and the Department of Homeland Security are currently assisting the county. There is no clear timeline on how long the cyberattack will last, and Ericksen said he didn’t know how long it would take to rebuild the system either.last_img read more