Flat-pack pasta morphs into 3D shapes

Flat-pack pasta morphs into 3D shapes

Some of the pasta shapes made possible with the MIT technology According to calculations made by MIT’s Tangible Media Group, even if dried macaroni pasta were to be packed in a box "perfectly," it would still be 67 percent air by volume. That’s a lot of empty space to be shipping to supermarkets. With that in mind, a team of MIT scientists has developed flat pasta that transforms into a variety of 3D configurations … but only once it’s immersed in water. The production process starts with the creation of a flat sheet of gelatine and starch. That sheet […]

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