The Lessons Learned From The Egg That Scientists Unboiled

January 31, 2015 2:10 PM

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Gregory Weiss is the lead researcher on a team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine who boiled an egg at 90 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes, then found a way to unboil it. The scientists first injected the egg white with urea, then used a vortex fluid device to unfold the protein. The protein was folded during the cooking process.

The results of the study confirmed what bakers have known for a very long time, never leave batter in the bowl. That’s why rubber spatulas were invented! But, unlike bakers, scientists could not easily disperse of the protein left in their test tubes. They now know that by adding the necessary prote...

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