NCBI ROFL: Cookie Monster's dissertation, finally published!

By ncbi rofl | September 14, 2011 7:00 pm

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a cookie in comparison with time-lapse photographic analysis (TLPA) during baking process.

“Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has been used to study the baking of a cookie. The structural and dynamic changes occurring during baking have been monitored, including changes in the internal moisture saturations and distribution. The images reveal the moisture distribution is initially uniform, and during baking a gradient in moisture develops from the interior to the edge. Changes in physical dimensions calculated from the data are consistent with those obtained from time-lapsed photography.”


Bonus footage from Cookie Monster’s thesis defense:

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  • Old Rockin’ Dave

    It may look like a joke to some people, but what could be a more important outcome of research than better Oreos, Chips Ahoy and Vienna Fingers?

  • MartyM

    Awesome!

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