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Star Trek Food Replicator

dryson

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Report this Jan. 29 2014, 2:14 pm

http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-replicator-nearing-reality#comments


Star Trek's food replicator may soon become more science fact than science fiction. Back in May, 2013, NASA -- as it sets its sights on manned missions to Mars -- revealed that it was teaming up with Systems & Materials Research Consultancy (SMRC) on a 3D printer that can produce... food, and more specifically, pizza. SMRC actually won a six-month, $125,000 Small Business Innovation Research Grant from NASA to explore the feasibilty of utilizing 3D-printed food for lengthy space operations.


 


It will be interesting to see physics use the 3D-Printer to create propellent slugs from material components stored the same way that the food ingrediants are stored so that one material component is added to other.


A bullfrog with a light in its belly is nothing more than a glutton looking to shine otherwise.

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