Ever wonder what the kitchen and / or cooking is like aboard the ISS? Well, according to retired NASA astronaut Clayton C. Anderson, the International Space Station doesn’t have a traditional “kitchen” as many of on Earth might relate to, but rather an area called the “galley” which serves the purpose of allowing for food preparation and consumption. It basically consists of a table for three, a water system used to hydrate food packages with warm or hot water, and lastly, a food warmer. Read more for another video and additional information.
Opening a jar of honey is nothing new or special, especially here on Earth where a small tilt would mean a big cleanup, but in space, it’s an entirely different story. Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques decided to conduct a honey experiment on the International Space Station, and as you’re about to see, honey clings from the jar to the lid and tries to curl back on itself in micro-gravity. Read more to watch the video and for additional information.
Here’s another look at Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev’s Bio-Robot Refrigerator, which is a zero-energy device, thanks to a special gel-like substance that suspends and cools food placed in it. This wall-mounted appliance can be set up horizontally, vertically or even on the ceiling, and does not have a motor, but instead a gel that does all the work, making 90% of the appliance actual usable space. To use, simply place food into its bio-polymer gel, which is odorless nor sticky, and it’s suspended and cooled until you need it. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
YouTuber Laplanet Arts like pasta and computers, so what better way to combine the two than by building a functional PC? Meet “LASAGNA PC V.1”. The computer portion is based around an ASUS Transformer tablet, which means he only need to make a computer case out of pasta, as the other hardware components – motherboard, batteries, buttons and ports – were ready to go. Other tools used include: hot glue, electric tape, and paint for added authenticity. Read more for the build video and additional information.
Hamilton Beach’s Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker is perfect for those who want a tasty breakfast, but only have a few minutes each morning to get ready, and it’s being offered for just $27.49 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. Simply choose your bread and layer on the ingredients: egg, cheese, precooked meat, etc. Cook up two breakfast sandwiches to perfection and the built-in digital timer will let you know when it’s ready in five minutes or less. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Sometimes, you just want to indulge in tasty foods after an accomplishment or special occasion, but some people in China are hiring proxies from Alibaba’s Taobao service to do it for them. That’s right, instead of listing a product, their listing requests buyers to provide video evidence of them eating or drinking the said treats before receiving 2 yuan ($0.30) – 9 yuan ($1.35), along with whatever the food cost. Read more for a video (mandarin) and additional information.
Photo credit: Benedetto Bufalino
Artist Benedetto Bufalino took a normal Fiat Coupé and transformed it into a food cart of sorts that serves fries. The vehicle was sliced in half horizontally to make this possible and then fitted with several deep fryers. However, the top half was kept and lights were installed just to keep things illuminated at dusk. Read more for additional pictures and information.
AUTEC specializes in sushi-making robots, and their latest creation is claimed to make 200 sushi rolls or 2,400 nigiri rice balls per hour. This machine molds rice inside a rotating container and then pours it out flat in the form of various sheets where various ingredients can be added to the process to create different recipes. It can also wrap, cut, and then package the sushi so it’s ready to go. Read more for another video and additional information.
Dogfish Head is best known for their unique beers, and their latest creation is no exception. Founder Sam Calagione appeared on a Kodak podcast last year and learned that beers with high acidity and vitamin C could be used to process film, and SuperEIGHT beer soon became a reality. Early batches were shipped over to Kodak to ensure they could successfully develop Super8 film, and as you might’ve guessed, it did so without a hitch. Read more to see actual Super 8 motion picture film developed with the beer.
Photo credit: FairyAndYou via Laughing Squid
Need an iPhone case and love buttered toast? If so, then “Fairy And You” has just the creation for you. There’s not much information available on this custom creation, but it does look to be made out of some type of flexible silicone material that not only looks tasty, but can at the very least protect your handset from small drops. Read more for a video and additional pictures.