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Your food's in the printer...machine lets you create & eat your meal from freshly squeezed syringes
The London Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 12/27/2013 4:24:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

First there were meals we had to make all by ourselves.

Then 'ready made' meals came along, making life that much easier.

But what if you could just print your dinner using food 'ink'?

Scientists at Cornell University in New York are developing a commercially viable 3D food printer which uses raw ingredients inside syringes.

Part of their Fab@home project, an open-source collaboration, you just put the raw food 'inks' into the machine, load the recipe (or 'FabApp') - and press the button.

The design takes the form of a set of syringes that deposit food inks line by line, and layer by layer, according to an electronic blueprint.

The blueprint states exactly what materials go where and are drawn up using traditional engineering computer-aided design (CAD) software.

And the implications of the technology could be far-reaching.

People wishing to emulate the likes of Gordon Ramsay could just download his recipe files - and doctors could prepare special dishes to suit their patients' dietary needs.

Project leader Dr Jeffrey Ian Lipton said: 'FabApps would allow you to tweak your food's taste, texture and other properties.'(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 3dprinters; 3dprinting; culinaryarts; food


1 posted on 12/27/2013 4:24:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Enjoy our new *BIG ASS TACO*...now with more *MOLECULES*!"

2 posted on 12/27/2013 4:26:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

ROFL!


3 posted on 12/27/2013 4:27:19 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Solent Green!


4 posted on 12/27/2013 4:29:38 PM PST by bgill
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To: dfwgator
That looks like Cat from Red Dwarf.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/27/2013 4:31:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void

For you, I think


6 posted on 12/27/2013 4:32:10 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“This is my chicken sandwich . . . and coffee!”


7 posted on 12/27/2013 4:33:49 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Fractal Trader

I spent all those years learning how to cook, and then cooking for a large family.

Now they tell me it’s out of style.

Actually, I think I’ll pass on that syringe stuff and keep doing what I’ve been doing.


8 posted on 12/27/2013 4:36:19 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: bgill
Solent Green!


9 posted on 12/27/2013 4:41:20 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Olog-hai

The line goes:

This ... is ... my..CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH ... and my Cup of COFFEE!! I WANT THEM OFF MY SHIP! GET THEM OFF MY SHIP, NOW!

(henceforth, from that airing, any one who has an affinity for Star Trek TOS (only), decides to have “A Captain Kirk Lunch”, i.e., chicken salad sandwich and coffee, chips optionals.)


10 posted on 12/27/2013 4:42:22 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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11 posted on 12/27/2013 4:48:46 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Terry L Smith
When did they edit the show, then?
12 posted on 12/27/2013 4:59:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: bgill

Yum… food “ink’ sounds so delicious...


13 posted on 12/27/2013 5:06:01 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: basil
Don't let a nice Kitchen go to waste.

I'm worried just WHAT would be in the "food ink"

14 posted on 12/27/2013 6:00:32 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: longfellowsmuse; mabarker1
Yum… food “ink’ sounds so delicious...

In one of the "Iron Chef" epis, one challenger was all techie with the food, including taking a color image of his team, then printing it on edible rice paper for use in one of the dishes.

Didn't the NYSlimes go to soy-based ink back in the 1980s?

15 posted on 12/27/2013 6:09:40 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

I remember that!

I miss the Original IC, way better than the new one.

The bizzare foods and the voice over for the commentary (like watching the old Godzilla movies)

All the newsprint did.

Still doesn’t make Me want to rat the paper...


16 posted on 12/27/2013 6:22:27 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

rat = eat


17 posted on 12/27/2013 6:23:10 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...you just put the raw food 'inks' into the machine, load the recipe (or 'FabApp') - and press the button.

Not in this lifetime.

18 posted on 12/27/2013 6:24:39 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: mabarker1
rat = eat

I can see how you would want to clarify that. ;-)

19 posted on 12/27/2013 6:33:22 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Freeping by Braille.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 6:42:10 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AFPhys; AD from SpringBay; ADemocratNoMore; aimhigh; AnalogReigns; archy; ...

Some day her prints will come…

21 posted on 12/27/2013 7:07:32 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: JRandomFreeper; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; ...

22 posted on 12/27/2013 7:09:22 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

Yes, but can they make an edible pot noodle?


23 posted on 12/27/2013 9:02:15 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: null and void

lol


24 posted on 12/27/2013 10:08:04 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how long it would take to prepare a Christmas meal for 20?

Oh, and could we make it “organic?”


25 posted on 12/28/2013 4:46:45 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Olog-hai

That is a very good question. A thoughtful question. A question spanning the years of Star Trek history, yes.

As to ‘when did they edit’, frankly, I know, don’t call you Frank, I never made that piece of trivia something worth remembering.


26 posted on 12/28/2013 11:31:15 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Right Wing Assault

It is probably not long until they do away with
all that unnecessary masticating as well.
Just have a Sustinence Port put in your stomach,
Hook up to the Food Printer and it pumps you
full in seconds.
And for those who insist on over filling, try the
new Evacuaport for quick relief of that bulked up
feeling.
Sold in better Public surgeries everywhere.


27 posted on 12/28/2013 11:41:51 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

28 posted on 12/28/2013 11:44:19 AM PST by 4Liberty (Mr President 'If you Like your college transcripts...can we see them?')
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To: tet68

In the year 4545
Ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
You won’t find a thing chew
Nobody’s gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your sides
Your legs got not nothing to do
Some machine is doing that for you


29 posted on 12/28/2013 12:46:12 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We already have this, they’re called hot dogs.


30 posted on 12/28/2013 6:06:26 PM PST by Organic Panic
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