Saturday, December 25, 2010

Replicators replicated?

Dinner is a snap, with your new 3D food “printer.” Load raw food “inks” into the syringes, download a recipe, change the settings to suit your taste, and “print” a 3D meal. According to scientists at the Cornell University Computational Synthesis Lab, their food printers will one day be as common as microwaves and blenders. They currently make decent cookies and turkey domes, but the Star Trek “replicator” (just ask the computer for any meal, and it creates it, on the spot) is one step closer to reality.

Read more, including a sushi chef that already uses a 3D food printer, at So May We Be.


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