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Innovative 3D Food Printers Create Edible Geometric Forms

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3D Systems showcased the world's first 3D food printers. Called Chefjet and Chefjet Pro, the innovative machines are capable of producing an amazing array of delicious goodies in 3D geometric form.<p>The countertop-sized printers come with flavored …

CES

Nestlé on Its Way to Achieving Zero Waste in Europe by 2020

Nestlé’s confectionery factory in York reached zero waste in 2011. | Image credit: Nestlé<p>Related:<p>Nestlé today announced it will achieve zero waste in …

Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Bulbs or reactors?<p>Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and projects that generate power or into products like solid-state lights or dynamic air conditioners …

Pollinating Bees Are The Pesticide Deliverymen Of The Future

Making industrious pollinators do double-duty as pest controllers saves time and money for farmers.<p>Here's another reason to pay attention to dwindling bee populations: Bees might be the organic pesticide spreaders of the future. While they go to work pollinating our crops, bees could simultaneously …

Can Cargo Drones Bring E-Commerce To Africa?

A growing number of people are asking: Why shouldn’t this idea apply to the continent’s commerce and shipping, too?<p>And what will Africa leapfrog to? …

Development Bank

Solar On A House Is Easy, Solar On A Church Or School Is Hard: This Startup Is Fixing That

Other groups have been left behind, partly because of a lack of financing options. If you’re a church, school, or community organization, for …

Solar Power

Faces to order: how 3D-printing is revolutionising prosthetics

A giraffe wearing a frilly ruff, an Escher-like puzzle of interlocking cogs and a homoerotic Batman figurine are just some of the strange items on display at the 3D Printshow in London this week, a trade fair which proves that where high technology goes, novelty trinkets follow. But wade through …

MakerBot partners with Donors Choose to bring 3D printing to the clasroom

3D printing and education have been courting for quite a while. From how-to maker books for kids to installing “Maker Labs” into public libraries, …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …