Science & Energy
Melty chocolate is, it turns out, the perfect consistency for 3D printing. And so Hershey’s and 3D Systems have spent the last year developing chocolate and sugar printers. Hershey’s will open an exhibit this week in Pennsylvania showcasing their creations, but you can also check out a video of the sugary goodness here. You can’t buy your own Hershey’s-branded 3D printer, but 3D Systems does sell desktop sugar printers. Yum.
Tesla’s President of China, Veronica Wu, has resigned after less than 9 months on the job, according to a report in Bloomberg. Wu joined the electric car company in March, after the previous President of China, Kingston Chang, left the company last December. While China is the largest car market in the world and could have huge potential for Tesla, the country is also notoriously difficult to enter. A Tesla exec tells Bloomberg the company remains confident in the Chinese market.
Paul Allen, that other Microsoft founder, announced a $100 million donation today that will establish a cell science institute in Seattle. The Allen Institute for Cell Science will study the structure and operation of cells, which will aid disease research by improving scientist’s ability to predict exactly how cells will behave. The institute’s first project will create models and a database that document exactly how all the parts of a cell work. Allen previously founded institutes for brain and artificial intelligence research in 2003 and 2013, respectively.