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Anjan Contractor’s 3D food printer might evoke visions of the “replicator” popularized in Star Trek , from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea . And indeed Contractor’s company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation , just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a prototype of his universal food synthesizer. But Contractor, a mechanical engineer with a background in 3D printing, envisions a much more mundane—and ultimately more important—use for the technology. He sees a day when every kitchen has a 3D printer, and the earth’s 12 billion people feed themselves customized, nutritionally-appropriate meals synthesized one layer at a time, from cartridges of powder and oils they buy at the corner grocery store.
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