3D printing expert Janne Kyttanen has produced prototype printed pasta, breakfast cereal and burgers to demonstrate how advances in 3D printing could transform the way we eat (+ interview + slideshow)
“Now that the promise of 3-D printing has landed on the national agenda, researchers want to increase the stakes — with so-called 4-D printing.
No, the printers won’t generate hypercubes [above]. Rather, the scientists claim that their “fourth dimension” refers to time — as in the space-time continuum described by the mathematician Hermann Minkowski early in the 20th century. The 4-D structures are first generated by 3-D printers but then transform when activated.
“This is a whole new idea of printing, where you don’t just print static objects; you print things that turn into other things,” explained Skylar Tibbits, an M.I.T. researcher who is working on the printer collaboration with Stratasys, an Israeli 3-D printing company. Mr. Tibbits’s research has focused on self-assembly technologies, for things ranging from toys to furniture.
The research, which was announced Tuesday at the TED Conference in Long Beach, Calif., is into what essentially resembles self-folding origami.”
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The Vipp Annual Color 2012—Copenhagen Green—is a tribute to the Danish capital, which also happens to be Vipp’s hometown, and now the site of the company’s very first flagship store. The shade is derived from the many shades of green evident in the cityscape of historical architecture with oxidized copper roofs.