BBC TV Feature: Can an ‘electronic lollipop’ simulate taste?

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8 March 2014 Last updated at 00:09 GMT

Scientists at City University, London have developed a machine that they say is able to simulate taste.

When touched on the tongue, the experts claim that the so called “electronic lollipop” is able to trick taste receptors using an electronic signal.

BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly reports.

Watch more clips on the Click website. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on BBC iPlayer.