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    NASA Funding a 3d Food Printer

    NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza | The Verge




    NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza
    By Aaron Souppouris on May 21, 2013 07:24 am


    NASA is funding research into 3D-printed food. As Quartz reveals, Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor received a $125,000 grant from the agency to build a prototype 3D printer with the aim of automating food creation. It's hoped the system could provide astronauts food during long-distance space travel, but its creator has the loftier aim of solving the increasing food shortages around the world by cutting down on waste. The software for the printer will be open-source, while the hardware is based on the open-source RepRap Mendel 3D printer.

    The concept is to use basic "building blocks" of food in replaceable powder cartridges. By combining each block, a wide range of foods should be able to be created by the printer. The cartridges will have a lifespan of 30 years, more than long enough to enable long-distance space travel. After proving his system works on a basic level by printing chocolate, Contractor will start his project within the next few weeks by attempting to print a pizza.


    The pizza printer will first print a layer of dough, which will be cooked while being printed, before mixing tomato powder with water and oil to print a tomato sauce. The topping for the pizza will be a nondescript "protein layer." It's early days for the project, but if it's successful it would be a real milestone on the way towards a Star Trek-style Replicator.

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    I've got one on back-order.
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    interesting.

    now if they can print me up a wench with big tits serving me a Guinness in a one litre mug...................?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman
    interesting.

    now if they can print me up a wench with big tits serving me a Guinness in a one litre mug...................?
    Oh times....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    Oh times....
    what?

    ...was that wrong?

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    No that's not wrong i pictured the wench with red hair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman

    what?

    ...was that wrong?
    No. U just ask for alot....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by noon View Post
    No that's not wrong i pictured the wench with red hair
    I was visualizing one of the wenches that worked the beer tent from when I was at the Oktoberfest in Munchen many years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    No. U just ask for alot....lol
    a lot? it was only ONE wench and one litre of Guinness.

    ....I'm a simple man with simple needs! =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    interesting.

    now if they can print me up a wench with big tits serving me a Guinness in a one litre mug...................?
    mark me down for 1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman

    a lot? it was only ONE wench and one litre of Guinness.

    ....I'm a simple man with simple needs! =)
    Alot yes. One woman. One litre mug and damn Guinness not miller light but Guinness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    Alot yes. One woman. One litre mug and damn Guinness not miller light but Guinness.
    huh?

    miller lite?

    uh................

    (yuck!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    interesting.

    now if they can print me up a wench with big tits serving me a Guinness in a one litre mug...................?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggage_54 View Post
    She needs to shave her dang arm.
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    lol where have these printers been all my life??!!

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    I bet it will taste like paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    interesting.

    now if they can print me up a wench with big tits serving me a Guinness in a one litre mug...................?
    Isn't that called a Femboot?

    How many things are going to be created from StarTrek? Now the food replicator.
    Yes they already have the transporter. I read about it several years ago but they were only able to transport a single cell organism I believe, nothing complex at the time.

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    You all hear where they made beef in a test tube, heard it today on the news. Lol

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