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[Fox] NASA to fund world’s first 3D food printer

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NASA has announced it is to fund construction of the world’s first ever 3D food printer.

The American space company has given a $125,000 grant to mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor, who has already designed the machine. And the space agency hopes it will eventually be able to provide food for astronauts on long-distance journeys through space.

Some commentators also say the design is just as exciting for Earth-dwellers, as the machines could eventually become a standard kitchen appliance. Families would then be able to simply print off their dinner, rather than spend time preparing it.

The food printer is fed on cartridges of powders and oils containing all the nutrients needed for a healthy diet — which work in much the same way as a standard printer’s ink cartridges.

Source

Another step closer to Star Trek. thumb.gif
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'Murica.

But seriously, this is kind of cool, but only for certain things.
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cancer...,or anything that will screw up your brain.
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Eagerly awaiting for the day when I can order earl grey from a replicator tongue.gif
 
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cancer...,or anything that will screw up your brain.


Certainly your joking...
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person is a idiot seems more efficient to just eat the block instead
    
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person is a idiot seems more efficient to just eat the block instead

haha nice......i'll be like "just give me the damn cartridge" lachen.gif
    
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Eagerly awaiting for the day when I can order earl grey from a replicator tongue.gif


So much this.

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Machine made, 0% organic, sounds tasty
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Machine made, 0% organic, sounds tasty

What makes you think 0% organic?

There's no such thing as 0% organic food by the way.

Think about it
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