Oil vs. mouse

by bryan kennedy on Mar. 01st, 2010

Dot race
Dot raceCourtesy American Chemical Society
Scientists are always trying to run lab rats through mazes right? Well, maybe not as much as we see in TV and movies, but these scientists took the same task and bested the mice....with chemistry. Chemists at Northwestern University developed a maze, filled it with a basic solution, and were able to get a gelatinous chunk of acid to navigate its way to the solution. Find out how. The movies are pretty cool to watch.

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