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Yummy Atomic Cookies

Hungry? How about taking a bite of a hydrogen atom particle structure? While it doesn't sound very appetizing, it tastes sweet! 

The guys at the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories are cooking up a batch of delicious cookies whose shape is based on concepts of quantum physics. The cookies are designed to look like an atom's orbital cloud, here's is how they explain it: 

"The basic picture of the atom that many of us grew up with-- that of little electrons orbiting the nucleus like so many planets orbiting the sun --turns out to be a little misleading. Reality is somewhat more complicated: a matter of wave functions, spherical harmonics, and ultimately probability clouds....

So even the humble hydrogen atom can be a bit complex. Fortunately, we have advanced technology that can help us cut though the quantum mechanical haze: Cookies!"

Read more on  evilmadscientist.com

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