3D-Printed Toy Parts Will Finally Make Kids Love Fruits and Vegetables

Did you know that originally Mr. Potato Head was just a box full of random body parts that kids were supposed to jab into actual potatoes? It sounds like a crazy idea, but Mr. Potato Head went on to become an incredibly popular and iconic toy—and we can only assume the creators of these Open Toys parts that let kids… » 11/24/14 5:59pm 11/24/14 5:59pm

A Robotic Vertical Garden You Can Build With Hardware Store Materials

Vertical farms are all the rage, yet these systems are often expensive, messy, and utterly impractical for most urban dwellers. The Robotic Urban Farm System (RUFS) by Better Living Through Robotics improves on nearly every shortfall of the typical system: It uses very little water, no soil, and is made from… » 10/13/14 6:45pm 10/13/14 6:45pm

Rotterdam's New Farmers Market Looks Like the Inside of a Vitamix

Rotterdam's just-completed Markthal, or Market Hall, is an innovative, sustainably designed building charged with delivering local, healthy food to the city center. But there's one particular element of the structure that's getting all the attention: An arching, technicolor tossed salad of a ceiling. » 10/09/14 1:43pm 10/09/14 1:43pm

Watch vegetables get turned into juice with underwater shockwaves

Screw juicing or making kale smoothies, here's the next big trend in what to drink: turning fruit and vegetables into juice with underwater shockwaves. The outside of the vegetable look the same after the explosion but the inside has turned into juice. Just stick a straw in and enjoy. » 9/03/14 7:31pm 9/03/14 7:31pm

The inside of fruits and vegetables look like galaxies and alien guts

I love Andy Ellison's Inside Insides blog, a world of wonder where he posts the guts of food as taken by an fMRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner. This display of reverse fireworks—or a nuclear chain reaction—is broccoli. Some of them look like alien guts, like this kiwano. » 4/07/14 6:57pm 4/07/14 6:57pm

Fruits And Vegetables Are More Aware Than You Think

You might not think that spinach knows what's up, but the produce in your fridge is still alive and aware. Which is creepy. But kind of awesome. According to new research, fruits and vegetables still have circadian rhythms up to a week after being harvested. And they respond to light patterns by producing chemical… » 6/23/13 10:48am 6/23/13 10:48am

How To Turn Fruits And Vegetables Into a Delicious Musical Instrument

If you wanted to learn an unconventional instrument, maybe you'd opt for the accordion or the glockenspiel. J.viewz decided to build his own. Out of fruits and vegetables. Sure, he didn't have to use fruits and vegetables to create the effect, but it just wouldn't be the same without them. Song's not half bad… » 3/03/13 9:00pm 3/03/13 9:00pm

Dedicated Pepper Prep Tool Rescues Utterly Incompetent Chefs

Before the Food Network, it was Julia Child's cooking show that encouraged America to ditch their TV dinners and get back to experimenting in the kitchen. And it worked, although it encouraged inventors to come up with a glut of overly-specialized food prep tools that promise to make life in the kitchen a lot easier. » 9/06/12 1:20pm 9/06/12 1:20pm

Asian Vegetable-Sellers Don't Let a Little Thing Like a Passing Train…

How close is too close when selling fruit and veg beside a train line? A foot away from the tracks? For these Asian market-sellers, the tracks themselves are valuable store-shelves for their wares. Make sure you watch until the end to see them spring back into business like nothing actually happened! [YouTube via… » 4/15/11 5:20am 4/15/11 5:20am

Kids Can't Drink Tokyo's Tap Water Because of High Radioactivity

Parents have been warned that infants should not drink tapwater, even as far away as Tokyo, after the radioactive iodine levels were found to be above the legal limit for their age. Everyone else is fine to drink the tapwater in Tokyo reportedly, though everyone living in the Fukushima prefecture have been told not to. » 3/23/11 5:55am 3/23/11 5:55am