If there was a downside to snacking on candy at the office all day, it would be the inconvenience of having to interrupt your work to actually fetch some processed sugar. It's a pain that hacker Vije Miller knew all to well, until he built a licorice-launching catapult that automatically flings candy in the direction of his voice command.
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Video: Peter Sripol is a talented engineer with an obsession for building RC planes using unorthodox materials. Instead of balsa wood, he's built working aircraft using LEGO, and even Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets. But his masterpiece is successfully turning a tortilla into the world's first edible aircraft.
Grabbing a quick coffee from a fast food joint means it's up to you to add as much coffee and cream as you need. But future generations may never need to deal with those tiny, easy-to-spill milk cups as scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany have invented capsules that dissolve away to release a perfect portion of cream and sweetener into your coffee.
Everything in moderation. You could say that about, well, everything. But sometimes you want hard numbers. How many socks can you stick up your nose before the police get involved? Is a frog in one's bidet one too many? Oh and what amount of orange consumption would result in death? Well over 9000, it seems.
I hate getting anything greasy on my hands. That includes moisturizer, sunscreen, olive oil, margarine, and butter. Until recently I had reserved myself to living a life of dry toast and flavourless corn-on-the-cob, but then a one-trick kitchen gadget came along with exactly the one-trick I desperately wanted.
McDonald's Szechuan Sauce, the limited edition dipping sauce that was briefly available in the summer of 1998 as promotion for Disney's Mulan, is Rick Sanchez's singular reason for traversing the multiverse. Just in time for the show's third season return, a McDonald's chef has brought the sauce back.
Researchers at MIT have developed deep-learning algorithm that can compile a list of ingredients and even recommend recipes after looking at photos of food. The artificially intelligent system still needs some fine tuning, but this tool could eventually help us learn to cook, count kilojoules, and track our eating habits.
Bad news if you were hoping to beat a drug test by blaming it on your breakfast. A British company called FDL, a "global supplier of speciality ingredients," is claiming to have developed a new type of poppy seed with reduced levels of morphine that won't produce a false positive result on a drug test.
Some holidays come with food. Valentine's Day and chocolates, Easter and chocolates, Halloween and a bag full of chocolates from a stranger... but Father's Day has always been left off the list. Until now, when the good people at Star Wars.com have given us a pretzel that says both "I think you might be evil," and "I may have never actually seen Star Wars."
Living in space is rife with challenges, among them, grappling with a gaping void of loneliness and dealing with a subpar food selection. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have the unique torture of being so close to Earth, yet so far away from all its tasty delights. But one German company is determined to solve this by bringing our planet's best baked good to humanity's bravest in the final frontier.
I know they say you can deep fry anything, but it's not an expression I took literally. Then I find out you can deep fry booze and well, there's little room for milder interpretations. Collingwood's Bendigo Hotel appears willing to stick all sorts of spirits into the deep fryer, with its latest concoction involving tequila.
If there were no societal or cultural pressures to not eat human meat, would it even be good? We're not talking about taste and texture, but rather health and nutrition. Perhaps craving a slice of a particularly delicious-looking friend, AsapSCIENCE decided to tackle the issue in less than four minutes.
Mike Pelletier's short film Still Life looks nothing like the classical paintings of bowls of fruit and flowers you'll find in a stuffy art gallery. Using hyper-realistic computer animation, Pelletier's film instead features fruits, vegetables, and breads that look like they're secretly balloons as they deflate and then fill back up with air.