Hitting Jell-O with a tennis racket gloriously slices it all up

Tennis racquets are excellent at turning objects—namely, tennis balls—into blobs because the strings have just the right amount of give to absorb a bit of punishment. What’s even cooler though, is when something—like Jell-O—goes straight through the webbing and gets cut and sliced and chopped into jiggly flying… »9/30/15 4:34pm9/30/15 4:34pm

The Fascinating, Untold History of Jell-O

For over a century, Jell-O has been a part of American culture and, according to a 1904 edition of the Ladies Home Journal, "America's Favorite Dessert" (conveniently enough named such in an advertisement paid for by Jell-O before anyone was really buying it all). That said, ever since then it really has been one of… »1/24/14 12:20pm1/24/14 12:20pm

Super Jello Can Stretch To Extreme Lengths Without Breaking

If you wear contact lenses you're already familiar with hydrogels—a jelly-like material made from polymers soaked with water. But a new type of hydrogel developed at Harvard University promises to be far more robust than your corrective lenses, stretching up to twenty times its original length without breaking. »9/06/12 9:20am9/06/12 9:20am