Edible batteries could power smart medicine pills

A flexible biodegradable battery just may be what the doctor ordered.

What happens when you forget a dose of medication your doctor has prescribed for a condition that relies on the timed delivery of your medicine? Enter the smart pill, a sensor-equipped capsule that you only need to take just once. The smart pill releases medicine on a schedule or as your body needs it. But what would power that pill? The answer is simple: an edible battery.

 

 

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WikiCells – edible food containers

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Edible food containers.

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute’s Dr. David Edwards is the man behind the controversial (as in, the FDA plans to investigate its safety) breathable caffeine and other vitamins, has been working on a new futuristic food item: edible containers. They’ve already created tomato containers with gazpacho inside, among other treats.

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Use Your Glass And Eat It Too

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Eco-FriendlyEdible Glasses

These drinking glasses made from agar agar are edible and eco-friendly, just toss them aside when you’re done.

The cups are made entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink. 

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Edible Apple Film Wrap Can Protect Meat, Poultry From Food Borne Pathogens

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A new study led by Indian-origin researcher has revealed that edible apple film wraps can protect meat and poultry products from food borne pathogens.  Researchers from the University of Arizona used arvacrol and cinnamaldehyde in apple-based films, which showed promise in offering protection against Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes.

 

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Top 10 Most Fun and Crazy Hats

Top 10 Most Fun and Crazy Hats

 10. The Strawberries ‘N Cream Hat

Can’t get your sweet tooth off your mind? Wear it on your head instead! The strawberries and cream hat is fun, flirty, and not as tacky as you might expect! Before toting it to a fashionable event, I would double check the dresscode – but this is a fashion statement perfectly suited to bake sales! (PICS)

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Edible Garments

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What’s Next An Edible Jock Strap?  “Yuck!”

Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen. ~ Anonymous

Many things are edible in the world as we know it today but clothing is one thing that has at least up to now not been considered as such. Apart from the expression, “I’ll eat my hat,” we never associate food with clothing except in the context of dry-cleaning bills, or if we eat too much we know that we won’t be able to ft into it.

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