Blog Posts Tagged Food Science
Extracting DNA: From Pumpkins to Mammoths
Here, we go over how to recover DNA from a pumpkin using a simple experiment, as well as how scientists made a recent breakthrough in DNA extraction research.
The Science Behind Cooking Caramel
Whether you’re adding it to brownies, crème brûlée, or an ice cream sundae, cooking caramel is a precarious task: One wrong move and it could burn and taste bitter or recrystallize and harden.
Approaching an Electrochemical Model from Scratch: Lemon Battery
The lemon battery: A high school chemistry experiment, and a great example when learning the general process for how to set up electrochemistry and battery models from scratch.
6 Ways Engineers Are Using Simulation to Help the Environment
Energy-efficient buildings and appliances. Safe nuclear waste storage. Well-preserved freshwater lakes. These are just a few examples of how simulation is being used to help the environment.
Optimizing Microwave Ovens with Solid-State RF Cooking
Did you know that conventional microwave ovens use the same magnetron technology that was first used in WWII? These researchers thought it was time for an upgrade…
Finding the Best Way to Make Crêpes with Fluid Dynamics Research
The recipe for the perfect crêpe calls for flour, eggs, milk, sugar, butter, and…simulation? Fluid dynamicists used simulation to solve the optimal coverage problem for crêpe making.
Should You Freeze Your Coffee Beans?
Storing coffee beans in the freezer has been described as a clever life hack and a quick way to get frost and condensation in your favorite blend. Could food science research give us answers?
Keynote Video: Simulating the Drying of Cellular Foods
How about them (dried) apples? Empa uses multiscale modeling to analyze the dehydration of soft cellular food products, such as dried fruit, and scale their processes for mass production.
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