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Espresso Cup by Lukas Bast Design

This nice little Espresso Cup is a combination of latest technology and Nature. The porcelain part is 3D-printed with food save  ceramics, with two holes at the handle to be finished with some little branches, to make it an eye-catcher as well as a minimalistic coffee cup that connects you with the Nature your coffee comes from. It is a creation of Vienna based designer Lukas Bast.

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3D-printing with living organisms “could transform the food industry” (2:21)

“Chloé Rutzerveld has developed a concept for “healthy and sustainable” 3D-printed snacks that sprout plants and mushrooms for flavour” (Source)

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Vending machines of the future may 3D print your food

Soon, your office vending machines might offer a dizzying variety of freshly printed food at the push of a button. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland announced plans Monday to develop vending machines that can 3D-print customized “healthy, nutritious” food. It wouldn’t be the world’s first 3D printed snack though.

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We’ll Always Have Paris // Closed

@forgediinfire said

He made a face at the idea of traveling in such a slow and mundane manner. But he wasn’t going to complain, not when he was in such a good mood.

Glancing down at his jumper, he smirked. “Anything for you, Master,” he teased. “So what’s happening in Paris that needs your urgent attention?”

The Master rolled his eyes, getting confirmation ‘Plan D’ was a go and the car and jet were waiting.  “Would it be too much to ask you to simply trust me, Doctor? Come along.  I promise your Old Girl is perfect safe in here.”

Outside his office, his heavily controlled bodyguards announced that he was on the move, and he began dominating the conversation speaking about his current workings. Working with the UN to make healthcare truly universal, a move that was both slow going and very rewardingly well received. On the plane, he discussed how disarming treaties were proceeding, as well as funding for sonic tech and 3D printing, and better food production.

And, finally, on the car ride through Paris, he discussed the history of the catacombs in vivid detail, showing some true fascination with the concept.  Then, “Ah, here we are.  The ‘emergency’ as you stated,” They were outside the Louvre.  

“I arranged to have a little private time in one of my favourite places,.  Shall we?” he got out of the car and began walking towards the entrance nearest them.  

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All the Food That’s Fit to Print

How culinary scientists are building the meal of the future, layer by layer.

3-D Printers Turn Mush Into Meals

by Devin Powell, Inside Science

This summer, a nursing home in Germany will start serving an unusual culinary treat: meals created by a printer that transforms mush into three-dimensional foods.

Assembled from veggies or meats that have been cooked and then blended, the menu items will have the original shapes of their ingredients. Carrots will look like carrots, and pork like pork. But the textures will be strange, similar to that of jelly. That softness is deliberate. It should help elderly residents of the home swallow the food without the risk of choking.

“Because these people can’t chew their food very well, they typically have to eat purees,” said one of the brains behind the meals, Kjeld van Bommel of the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). “We wanted to provide something more appetizing.”

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