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April 6th, 2014 at 9:16 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Some kids are raised by wolves! This guy, not so lucky!

Quote of the Day: “Beware of complexity disguised as a solution.” – Futurist Thomas Frey

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April 1st, 2014 at 9:34 am

Foodini: World’s first 3D food printer prints fresh, nutritious foods

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Print different shapes to encourage kids to eat healthy foods.

Food replicators used to be science fiction. But 3D food printers came along and started giving us things like chocolate on demand. But what about people who want to eat healthier food? Welcome Foodini, the world’s first 3D printer designed to print meals with fresh, nutritious ingredients. (Video)

 

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March 22nd, 2014 at 8:25 am

Color-changing smart tag indicates freshness of a perishable food

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The tag uses a simple color system to track the food’s quality.

Chinese researchers have developed a tiny tag that changes color to indicate the freshness of a perishable product, like a carton milk, without opening the container. The technology was presented this week at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Dallas. (Video)

 

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March 12th, 2014 at 9:55 am

IBM puts Watson supercomputer in a food truck

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IBM’s Cognitive Cooking

IBM’s Watson, the artificially intelligent supercomputer, is known for beating the pants off Jeopardy contestants in trivia. But soon it might also be known for giving foodies on Top Chef a run for their money at cooking.

 

 

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January 27th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

How close are we to real 3D printed food?

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ChefJet edible designs

3D Systems has just unveiled its new line of ChefJet 3D sugar printers. 3D Systems insists ChefJet will allow any professional kitchen to incorporate “stunning edible prints” with minimal effort—that is, for foodies willing to fork out some serious dough.

 

 

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December 13th, 2013 at 10:55 am

Foodini: A 3D food printer for your kitchen

A pizza made with the Foodini 3D printer.

3D printersthat print food-based products have been around for a few years now. The first commercial chocolate 3D printer arrived back in 2011. But the Barcelona-based 3D printingstartup Natural Machines wasn’t satisfied with mere chocolate. They wanted to 3D print a more balanced meal — say, a pizza. (Video)

 

 

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November 25th, 2013 at 10:38 am

Scientists create electrode that lets you taste virtual food on your tongue

The same research team is also working on a digital lollipop.

In Sword Art Online, an anime series, gamers take part in a virtual world that is teeming with danger, but also with food. What if such an experience was a reality? What if you could not only interact with food in a virtual environment, but also actually taste it? Scientists at the National University of Singapore have developed a new electrode that could be the first step in making that happen. (Video)

 

 

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November 5th, 2013 at 9:29 am

3D printed meat may be coming sooner than you think

Modern Meadow is developing technology to provide instant meat.

You have probably read about the “Googleburger,” so named because Google’s founder Sergey Brin bankrolled it. Have you heard of Modern Meadow, though? Modern Meadow is developing the technology that will someday in the distant future provide the meat counterpart of instant coffee: instant beef!  For now, it is focusing on synthetic meat made with 3D printers.

 

 

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November 1st, 2013 at 9:24 am

5 trends for the future of food packaging

Sensors that indicate when a product is no longer good will replace the ‘best before’ print.

Sometimes, packaging may appear very wasteful to people. The packaging is used only temporarily and the act of throwing it away does not feel good. The ‘throw away society’ has given way for a society that shares and reuses as much as possible. However, packaging, even for one time use, is still vital in our way of live. As a fact, packaging design can help make sustainable lifestyle choices. Here are five trends in the future of food packaging which we will see in the coming years.

 

 

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October 28th, 2013 at 10:02 am

Nutritious 3D printed food is now a reality

Natural Machines is working on a 3D printer that will be able to produce pasta and bread.

Natural Machines is a  Barcelona-based startup that is working on a 3D printer that will be able to produce pasta, bread, and other food item that starts out as a dough, paste or stiff liquid. The breakthrough could be the start of a new era for 3D printing and the possible foods it can produce.

 

 

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