Monday, January 23, 2006

"Blown" Jello foam

Sample: Home-made "blown" Jello foam concoction.
Source: Well, uh, home.

For a while now, I have been fascinated by Jello as a potential material for edible scientific experiments. Previous Jello-related projects have just ended in destroyed blenders and gigantic messes. Herein is the first (I think) instance of a Jello gelatin-based blown foam.



Jello Foam 10x, Reflected Illumination. The foam appears white, due to scattering of the light inside by tiny bubbles of nitrous oxide. Kind of like snow or polar bear fur.



Jello Foam 60x. Reflected Illumination.



Jello Foam 200x. Reflected Illumination.

But as we all know, Jello is a transparent medium. Perhaps illuminating it from the bottom would work well?



Jello Foam, 10x. Transmitted Illumination.



Jello Foam 60x. Transmitted Illumination.



Jello Foam 60x. Transmitted Illumination.



Jello Foam 200x. Transmitted Illumination.



Jello Foam 200x. Transmitted Illumination.

It's as fascinating as it is airy and delicious. I will be posting a full account of the manufacturing of this substance on my other blog soon. Links will follow.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Zack Schwartz said...

that looks amazing.

so no broken blender this time?

12:59 AM  
Blogger Jacob said...

No, thankfully. This time it involved pressure, so I'm just glad nothing exploded.

7:03 AM  

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