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3D Printers, The Future Of Food

3D Printers Shapes

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Over the last few years, 3D printing has opened up a whole world of possibilities that even the most ingenious inventors of yore could only ever dream of. Up until now, food production has eluded 3D printers, but that’s about to change.

3D Printers Sugar Lab

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Multi-dimension printing pioneers 3D Systems debuted their latest brainchild this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Known for their unique 3D creations, they’ve cracked the printing code and have broken all baking rules with their machine that actually prints sugar shapes and chocolate. Their 3D food printers come in two models; the ChefJet, which makes monochromatic treats, and ChefJet Pro, allowing more seasoned confectioners to print in color and even mix and match a variety of flavors.

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3 Heartwarming Stories You’ll Want To Share

Due to the nature of the news cycle, the world’s darkness will almost always seem to eclipse its light. Good deeds, happiness and progress don’t make for catchy headlines, and yet it doesn’t mean that none of them exist. Here are three recent, heartwarming stories that will help you remember that life has just as much capacity to be good as it does bad.

Bettina Banayan’s Cake-Sharing Antics

We all know that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. But as New York performance artist Bettina Banayan recently demonstrated, you can eat free cake from a subway stranger.

As you can see in the video (below), Banayan began her friendly performance by frosting a cake in the middle of the subway, amidst a sea of unsure observers. Once Banayan finished frosting the cake, she began cutting and serving slices to other hungry passengers. Skip to 6:50 to see what happens when she starts handing out cake!

Banayan says, “New Yorkers aren’t very personable with each other and we’re constantly in people’s private space, especially on the subway. I think it’s important to have some kind of community.” While artistic ambitions may very well have underpinned her frosted benevolence, Banayan’s baked goods are a small way of making the world a better—and tastier—place to live.

Happy Birthday Colin!

One mom’s wish for her son to have a great 11th birthday has turned into one of the top heartwarming stories of the month. In early February, Jennifer’s son Colin, who has Asperger’s syndrome, told her that there was no point in having a birthday party because he had no friends. Due to his condition, Colin often has a difficult time in social settings, and is frequently excluded or made fun of at school.

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10 Absolutely Gorgeous Blooming Flower GIFs

“Everything goes, everything comes back; eternally rolls the wheel of being. Everything dies, everything blossoms again….” -Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Spring is just around the corner. If you lack the drive or green thumb necessary to start planting your seeds, let us do the grunt work for you. Taken from Japanese artist Yutaka Kitamura’s time-lapse video, “Touched by Strangers”, a meditation on the discovery of timeless beauty amid the ultimately transient nature of life.

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Our 40 Favorite Entries In The Saatchi Art Motion Photography Contest

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Pending your artistic persuasion, the smart phone is the best–or worst–thing that has happened to photography since, well, maybe the daguerrotype. Whatever your thoughts on its implications for the art form’s future, one thing is irrefutable: the smart phone has democratized photography, allowing all sorts of people from varied backgrounds to capture bits and pieces of their lives and share it with the world.

In light of this new wave of snapping, storing and sharing, Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ have teamed up to create their first annual Motion Photography Contest. Budding and professional photographers alike can submit their entries to Saatchi Gallery’s Google+ page in GIF format, where they will be judged by artists like Tracey Emin, Shezad Dawood, Cindy Sherman and even Baz Luhrmann. Contest winners will be whisked away to London to view their work in a private gallery, and their pieces will be featured on Saatchi’s website, the world’s leading online art gallery.

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