Food Printer

Scientists at Cornell University are developing a 3D food printer, which will print foods through syringes filled with "food inks".

Part of the the Fab@home project, the team envisions users one day being able insert food inks into a printer, load the "FabApp" recipe, and print out their favorite meal. Currently the food items are limited to what can be extruded from a syringe, such as liquid or melted ingredients, but experiments have begun with mixing foods with hydrocolloids, substances that are generally used to thicken food products.

Source: ideaconnection.comAdded: 18 January 2011