Food for Geeks: Look to the Cookie...for Augmented Reality

Self Refilling Wine Glass

The Kyouei Design website describes the Drink Tank best: "It is a glass for drinking a lot." Yes, indeed it is.

It's also designed to keep your glass full, but not overflowing. Several blogs had comments along the lines of: "Holy crap! It's the Jesus glass!" We know what our friends are getting for the holidays this year.

Those Potatoes Could Use More Electricity

Scientists at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on August 22 reported discovery of two simple, inexpensive ways of boosting the amounts of healthful antioxidant substances in potatoes. Shocking them with electricity or zapping them with sound waves made a huge difference in their nutritional content.

"We found that treating the potatoes with ultrasound or electricity for 5-30 minutes increased the amounts of antioxidants - including phenols and chlorogenic acid by as much as 50 percent," said Kazunori Hironaka, Ph.D. "Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables are considered to be of nutritional importance in the prevention of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, various cancers, diabetes, and neurological diseases."

Testing has already begun on other products including berries, nuts, chocolate, soy and wine.

Visualize Expiration

Designer Ko Yang has created a milk carton that changes from white to orange as the contents of the container begin to sour. No more speculating on "sell by date" vs. "expiration date" followed by sniffing and gagging.

Augmented Reality Cookies

For some reason we are still unable to fully grasp, a scientist found out it is possible to bake the markers necessary for augmenting reality (a term that leaves us uncertain of the exact meaning, but we think it has something to do with James Cameron's Avatar) onto a cookie.

Geeks everywhere are flocking to kitchens to make other geeks eat cookies with 3D images coming out of them while wearing hilarious headgear. All we know for sure is that these cookies will inevitably unite, form a coalition and destroy us. Visiting one or more of the provided links is a must.

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