NASA Grants Funding for Food Printer, Orders A Pizza

NASA has just awarded a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor to create a 3D printer that prints…food. The printer, based on open-source hardware called RepRap, will use a kind of nutrient powder and oil to construct foods, which will be available in specially-designed cartridges. And the first item on the menu? Pizza.

Company Bulldozes Mayan Temple, Possibly Awakens Old Ones

What do you do when you run out of gravel? Well, sometimes you can’t just run down to the gravel store and buy some, so you turn to alternative methods. Say, bulldozing an ancient Mayan temple. That’s what a road-building company in Belize recently did. In order to retrieve gravel to fill a road, the …

A Different Kind of Time Travel: The Music of Today, Yesterday!

I don’t want to spoil the pure awesome that is Bioshock Infinite (well, no more than I already have), but one of the coolest things about the game is its music. Not only does it have an incredible original score, but interspersed throughout the narrative are curious hints that things in Columbia are not what …

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Witness 1,046 Meteorites Fall to Earth with BOLIDES

No, that’s not a screenshot from some new version of Missile Command. It’s called BOLIDES, a website project that animates every witnessed meteorite collision with Earth from 861 to modern day. “Thousands of meteorites have collided with the Earth since 2500 BC. 34,513 have been recorded, only 1,042 have been seen falling. BOLIDES is an …