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Brave New Snacktime: Edible Packaging, Breathable Caffeine

By Kara Miller

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Harvard professor David Edwards has been known as a bit of a mad scientist — a Willy Wonka — who generates fascinating, amazing, and sometimes strange inventions.

The Aeroshot, a puff of inhalable caffeine, comes in a small tube.

Most recently, he has rolled out the Aeroshot: inhalable caffeine and vitamins. And he is currently at work on WikiCells, a natural shell which he hopes will replace ubiquitous plastic food packaging. How about drinking your individually-wrapped orange drink and then, instead of throwing away the container, you just eat it?

We ask Edwards about his inventions.

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