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‘Modernist Bread’ finds new twists in ancient food

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Did you ever try inflating bread dough with a bicycle pump? Gourmet technologist Nathan Myhrvold did — and after thumbing through the 2,642 pages of his latest opus, “Modernist Bread,” you just might, too. Like “Modernist Cuisine,” his earlier work, the new five-volume set of … Continue reading

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Can faux meat produce meaty profits?

Is there money to be made by going meatless? Substitutes for meat, dairy and eggs have been around for decades, as demonstrated by the success of Seattle-based Field Roast Grain Meat Co., but new technologies may well give what’s now known … Continue reading

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Amazon and DHL reportedly team up

Amazon is reportedly partnering with the German-based DHL delivery service for its Prime Air transport operation in Kentucky as well as for Amazon Fresh food deliveries in Germany. The Lane Report says Amazon will begin processing shipments at DHL’s facility … Continue reading

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Pi Day mashes up math and munchies

Pi Day plays off the fact that March 14 – 3/14 – is a numerical pun on math’s best-known irrational number: pi, or 3.14. But there’s nothing irrational about punning pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, with pastry … Continue reading

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Flying saucer? No, it’s a drone pizza delivery

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises and Flirtey teamed up today to demonstrate a drone delivery system that could theoretically bring you a pizza in 30 minutes or less – from the air. The first delivery was lowered by tether onto a picnic blanket spread out … Continue reading

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Experts weigh in on genetically engineered crops

A scientific analysis backed by the National Academies finds no evidence that genetically engineered crops pose heightened health risks or environmental problems, but points up subtler concerns about the technology. Today’s 420-page report says the impact of genetic engineering for resistance to … Continue reading

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Smartphone gizmo maps meals, counts calories

How many calories are on your plate? Engineers at the University of Washington have developed a gizmo that estimates the nutritional value of your meal with the mere snap of a smartphone. NutriRay3D combines a smartphone app with a laser-mapping add-on: … Continue reading

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