A Japanese company has announced plans to open a high-tech restaurant that not only collects data from sushi and replicates it with 3D printers, but also tailors meals to customers’ nutritional needs. If the technology catches on, it could “teleport” food to far-flung places, promote health, and reduce food waste and environmental impact. However, it is still quite costly, and the flavors are far from the real thing.
The Japanese space agency said on Sunday that the capsule from its Hayabusa-2 space probe successfully landed in Australia. The capsule contains samples from the Ryugu asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.
Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino has shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry with two other researchers for their work on the development of lithium ion batteries, which are widely used in mobile phones, electric vehicles, and many other devices in modern society.