Fascinating video from NPR that looks at the evolution of potato chip making. Reportedly, if production of potato chips did not involve automation, a bag would cost about $25.
Americans spend less money on groceries than we did a few decades ago. That's partly because of new machines and technology that have made it much cheaper to produce food.
We went to Herr's potato chip factory to see some of this food-making technology in action.
|Gelatiera Mini Musso: the Cadillac of Ice Cream Makers|
|A Gallery of Terrible (Or Amazing) Cereal Boxes|
|The "Worst Food Product Ever" May Have Been Found|
|Milk Brother: Turn Your Moka Machine Into a Milk Steamer|
|In an Era of Mass Surveillance, Technology Companies are Responding to the Demands of their Customers|
|Connecting to a Public WiFi Makes Your Phone Vulnerable to Attack|
|Apple's Siri, an Autistic Boy's Best Friend|
|"Spouses now have easy access to an array of sophisticated spy software that would give Edward Snowden night sweats."|
|The Hobbit, in 72 Seconds, Done with LEGOs|
|U.S. Law Enforcement Does Not Want New Encryption Features on Apple's and Google's Smartphones|
|Crops Fed by Diluted Sea Water|
|"As Ebola enters a deepening relationship with the human species, the question of how it is mutating has significance for every person on earth."|
|"Why does consciousness, in any form, exist at all?"|
|How Million-Dollar Drones Land|
|"The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots."|
|Mexican Drug Cartels Are Far More Violent than ISIS|
|Ebola Themed Etsy Products|
|Scientists Sceptical of Lockheed Martin's Promised Fusion Reactor|
|Picobrew Zymatic: Computer-Controlled Home-Brewery|