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(Wired UK)   MIT mathematicians join forces with famed chef, use biomimickry to create miniature edible high-proof alcohol boats that float on top of your cocktail before dissolving, emulating the natural world   ( wired.co.uk) divider line
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2013-11-09 08:05:08 PM  
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Who are these people that think putting an additional step between me and drunk is acceptable? I don't want to "Oooo" and "Ahhhhh" my booze. I want to drink it. If I want to see something pretty, there's plenty of ugly chicks that'll be plenty attractive if you'd just get the facny crap out of the way and let me drink.

2013-11-09 07:37:09 PM  
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doglover: I doubt that LED is edible,

The headline said the boats are edible, the LEDs are in the flower thingies.

That article is way longer than it needs to be, I'll summarize it succinctly here.

1) We made a gelatin "boat" with a lower density alcohol in it. When put in a drink, the lower density alcohol comes out of a hole and surface tension pulls the boat forward.

2) We made a "flower" that opens when you put it in the water and closes when you pull it out so that a drop of the liquid stays in the flower (which you can then put in your mouth).

// you're welcome

// also not paying $15 for $1 of alcohol
2013-11-09 05:54:12 PM  
1 vote:
There will be waves of hate directed at this thing in the thread, and I'm not sure I'd ever order such a drink. But I have to say, that's pretty clever.
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