Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Here are 10 inventions that enrich our personal and professional lives
Cooking in the digital age
Leave it to MIT students to reinvent cooking. Marcelo Coelho, the technological gastronome behind the Fluid Interfaces Group's Cornucopia project, notes on Cornucopia's website that the tools we use to cook today aren't much different from those our ancestors used hundreds of years ago. Coelho wanted to bring cooking into the digital age, so he developed different cooking systems. The Virtuoso Mixer (pictured) is composed of a three-tiered rotating carousel that encourages cooks to experiment with different tastes and food combinations. It is equipped with thermoelectric heating and cooling elements and an insulated glass cover to quickly bake and modify the temperatures of the produced foods.
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