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The Audacious Plan to End Hunger with 3D Printed Food


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Prototype 3D food printer

SMRCs prototype 3D food printer will be based on open-source hardware from the RepRap project.

Credit: RepRap

Anjan Contractor's 3D food printer might evoke visions of the "replicator" popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor's company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a prototype of his universal food synthesizer.

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