NASA Contracts Mechanical Engineer To Build A 'Universal Food Synthesizer'
Description:Want a pizza? How about a printed one? As long as you don't mind the "protein layer" (a.k.a the cheese) coming from potentially dubious sources (like insects), you might be in luck. Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor and his company Systems & Materials Research Corporation have just received a $125,000 grant from NASA to create a "universal food synthesizer" for 3-D-printed food, Quartz reports.(1:30)