We’ve seen some impressive uses for 3D printing over the past couple of months, one of which really blew us away as it used human DNA found in public places to deliver a 3D printed portrait of the person. But one thing we’re sure you’ve been waiting for was the use of 3D printing to move onto food, potentially making it possible for you to print your own dinner.
NASA is planning to conduct some research into 3D printing of food, which will begin with 3D printed pizza, that they hope will evolve the future of food for not only its astronauts, but for the rest of the pizza lovers here on Earth. As of now, the concept wouldn’t actually print a full pizza as we’re sure you were thinking, but instead, to print out basic ingredients such as oils, water and carbohydrate powders. The cartridges that house the ingredients would have a shelf life of decades, which should give you more than enough time to actually learn how to cook a pizza.
As for as for the taste, we’re sure it’ll be terrible at first, but hey – it’s 3D printed pizza!
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We’re sure you, just like us, are anxiously awaiting Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox reveal event, which should be taking place later today at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. As of now, the Internet is running rampant with speculation on what exactly Microsoft will show us today, and more importantly, how it will compete with what Sony showed us with its PlayStation 4 earlier this year. But there’s one thing we’re hearing is Microsoft is already making moves to make its next Xbox available by the end of the year.
DigiTimes is reporting Microsoft has already started the production of its next Xbox in “small volumes,” but has already placed orders for mass shipments of the console to start in Q3 2013, to then reach its full peak in Q4. DigiTimes is citing sources familiar with Microsoft’s supply chain.
Getting its next Xbox mass produced early will certainly help get the new console into the hands of those that wish to purchase it. I can tell you from personal experience issues Microsoft had with getting enough Xbox 360 consoles into stores shortly after it was released was extremely annoying. Hopefully Microsoft has learned from their past launch mistakes and not only will make enough Xbox’s available, but will also make sure a high percentage of them don’t fail.