Sunday, 26 January 2014

Independent Learning Log

Ding Ruoqian (10)
S3-01

T1W3
11:34-12:04
25/1/14

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25647918

What I did:
I wanted to improve on my vocabulary and general knowledge so I went on BBC and found this article about 3D food printers.

What I Learnt:
3D Systems developed its new "food-safe" models after taking over a Los Angeles-based start-up in September, which had customised one of its machines.Both models can print using chocolate, or sugar infused with vanilla, mint, sour apple, cherry and watermelon flavours.The larger one has the advantage of being able to create "photographic-quality" pictures by mixing together different ingredients that can then then be wrapped around cakes and other surfaces.The designs are built using a layer-by-layer printing process.Sweets are created by spreading a fine layer of the flavoured sugar, and then painting water on top using a jet print head to turn the substance into hardened crystals.

Vocabulary:

Confectionery :
Sweets; small pieces of sweet food, made with sugar or chocolates.
Monochrome :
To describe something that's a single color, usually in different shades or tones.
Envisage :
If you envisage something, you can imagine it, but not necessarily see it.

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