This week on Spark - The finer delights of food, wine, and chemistry. Why one scientist is ditching tradition and hacking the kitchen, and how a sommelier is taking wine pairing to the molecular level. Also, social games and data harvesting, and a look inside the battle for cyberspace .
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Data Harvesting and Video Games
Florence Chee has investigated "casual games" to determine how they are designed to effectively harvest data.
Ron Deibert on his new book, Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, all about hackers, malware, and botnets, that gets at some of the key issues that Ron thinks will shape the future of our online lives.
At software company Fog Creek, all the employees, including CEO and co-founder Joel Spolsky, eat lunch together at the same time. Joel believes it creates a happier environment and improves work function.
Molecules and Wine
Francois Chartier is revolutionizing the pairing of wine and food by looking at aromatic molecules.
Cooking and Science
Scientist-turned-food writer Kenji Lopez believes understanding things like chemistry and biology make us better cooks.