Christmastide, Day 10

Yesterday's post focused on cooking made simple through technology; today, we veer in another direction altogether, in keeping with this serendipitous season. Assigned to design a specialized machine that would produce only one product, students from the University of Art and Design in Lausanne created a primitively elegant contraption that pops a single kernel of corn at at time. [Salt and melted butter are also meted out in appropriately minuscule amounts.] Yes, it works.