Edible 3D printed chicken is the grossest thing you'll see today

Chicken emoji plus printer emoji equals nauseated emoji.
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Yes, you read that correctly, someone has actually made edible 3D printed chicken and then cooked it with lasers. But why would anyone do this?

A team of scientists from Columbia University are the brains behind this futuristic meal, as they explore the concept of precision cooking. According to the scientists, the aim of the experiment was to enable "more creative food design," but we're not convinced that this is the best way to go about it. The experiment has thrown up some bizarre results, like what coloured laser works best to cook your chicken, and how lasers alter the taste of your favourite poultry dishes. If you fancy experimenting with your own 3D printer, make sure you check out our roundup of the best 3D printers

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.