From bagel bites to tapas, people everywhere enjoy eating miniaturized food. Just look at the picture above of a mini chicken pot pie, lasagna, grilled cheese, mac and cheese and my personal favorite, Thanksgiving leftovers. Look at how cute they are — I really want one…or 15 (and if you say you don't, I simply won't believe you).
As you have probably never suspected, there is a right way, and a wrong way, to go about eating Triceratops. Since Triceratops have been extinct for, oh, 65 million years (give or take), we haven't been able to do much in the way of culinary experimentin' on them. But Tyrannosaurus had millions of years, and we've now learned its secrets.
I burned my mouth drinking coffee twice while typing up this article, so, yeah, Dr. Jason McConville is pretty much a personal hero right now.
We've seen some fancy ways to improve the flavor of your morning brew, but few can compare to sending it through the digestive tract of an elephant for a little biological flavor enhancement.
While this video of two guys furiously shaking and then opening cans of beer won't revolutionize your carbonated beverage drinking habits, you will get to watch two guys furiously shaking and then opening cans of beer. Now, that's fun for everyone. Happy Friday!
Fast food tastes good. That's why it's bad for you. Kids don't care about that, and (as of 2010) 18% of children between six and 19 are obese. It's probably no coincidence that researchers have found that these kids have logos "branded" into their brains, activating pleasure centers if they even see fast food.
Sorry, but this Lettuce Bot is not going to help you with your yard. It's a prototype robot designed to recognize and kill weeds in giant commercial farms, where weeding by hand isn't an efficient option and damaging pesticides are an imperfect solution.
If you think a device that lets you inhale chocolate is strange, then here's some more strangeness for you. The concept of "inhaling food" is catching on, particularly with diners in Europe, and now one Canadian restaurant serves gases that "taste" like food, but without those pesky carbs, fats or calories.
As designer Gabriele Diamanti discovered during his travels through developing countries, fresh water is hard to come by. This inspired him to create a solution that could use local materials, was easy to use and utilized what resource these locations often have in abundance — lots of sunshine.
When we choose to go to the Moon (or do other things out in space), the one of the major limiting factors to how long we can stay will be consumables. Simply put, can we ship enough food and water from home to keep astronauts fat n' happy? For a little while, sure, but semi-permanent outposts on the Moon will need their own farms, and that means LEDs. And nukes.