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Laser etched popcorn Kernels

Use lasers to draw lines on popcorn kernels then when they pop they have different shapes
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Use lasers to draw lines on popcorn kernels then when they pop they have different shapes

you could even try using a laser to draw lines on popcorn kernels such that the crinkly bit is more pleasant

You could even coat popcorn kernals with a strengthening layer then laser etch then pop to get really particular shapes

note: rice krispies n corn pops are little blobs of carbohydrate that are like artificial popcorn kernels These could also be laser etched to create unusually ornate breakfast food

beanangel, Jun 07 2009

Lasers are making solar cells competitive http://www.alphagal...8195&CultureCode=en
[Ian Tindale, Jun 07 2009]

Femtosecond laser microfabrication http://mazur-www.ha...ilspage.php?rowid=2
[Ian Tindale, Jun 07 2009]

Lasers Can Make Regular Light Bulbs Energy Efficient http://www.scientif...bs_energy_efficient
[Ian Tindale, Jun 07 2009]

Scientists create metal that pumps liquid uphill http://www.eurekale...6/uor-scm060209.php
(Chunlei Guo's team at the University of Rochester, again) [Ian Tindale, Jun 07 2009]

Researchers Create Gold Aluminum, Black Platinum, Blue Silver http://www.rocheste...ws/show.php?id=3106
(Chunlei Guo, again) [Ian Tindale, Jun 07 2009]

these are the days of lasers in the jungle http://paulsimonweb.com/
[Ian Tindale, Jun 07 2009]

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       maybe useful for those last few that you have to leave unpopped or risk burning some of the others.
FlyingToaster, Jun 07 2009
  

       I am not sure how far you could predefine the resultant shapes, as the (inequal) heating and individual internal structure might mean quite some noise, but _something_ would be achievable, which is nice.
loonquawl, Jun 07 2009
  

       Brilliant [beanangel] I love it [+]
zen_tom, Jun 07 2009
  

       Genius - I knew you'd come up with a good one sooner or later [+]
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jun 07 2009
  

       By making repeated patterns of circles/points, you could create a 3D popcorn jigsaw.
Amazing idea.
fridge duck, Jun 07 2009
  

       [+] but exploding popcorns already have diiferent shapes. Perhaps by //Use lasers to draw lines on popcorn kernels then when they pop they have different shapes// you mean "have definably different shapes". As opposed to their current random explosions.   

       Having said this, however, we have to presume that the *all*, or at least most, exploding popcorns have no such random explosions. Adding any information, like predispostion to explode in a certain way will be smothered by the random explosions otherwise.   

       Still [+] because it is good...
4whom, Jun 07 2009
  

       I am generally interested in popcorn, because the end result, which relies on so many conditions, collapses into a resultant form. Is this resultant form computable from its original form, and energy source? The basic conditions are so similar, that the random result ( of popcorn shapes) would either point to a more eleaborate initial structure, or a more elaborate process.   

       This interests me...
4whom, Jun 07 2009
  

       [+] from me.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 07 2009
  

       //unusually ornate breakfast food//
Croissants, perhaps?+
Ling, Jun 07 2009
  

       Helical popcorn.
wagster, Jun 08 2009
  

       + //Genius - I knew you'd come up with a good one sooner or later.//
well, we waited!!
xandram, Jun 08 2009
  
      
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