Here is a link to a great article in Popsci.com about Dave Arnold and his passion for science, technology and his quest for the machinery to solve our (chefs, cooks and food dreamers) culinary short comings. Take the time to read the article. It is well worth it.
And an equally enticing article, really photo and information montage is here. That should get just about any kitchen up and running.
Start drooling now, I am.