Schrödinger’s Rat App Available Now
Contrary to what you may expect from the title, this has nothing to do with the famous Schrödinger’s Cat thought experiment from the 1930’s. For those unfamiliar with the experiment, scientist Erwin Schrödinger invented an experiment wherein a a cat was put in a box, along with poison and a geiger counter. Basically, due to the random nature of events, no one could be sure if the cat was alive or dead due to poison, so instead of saying “I don’t know.” Schrödinger announced that the cat is both living and dead.
Yeah, I don’t get it either. But that’s how I know Schrödinger’s Rat has nothing to do with that experiment because I understand it. In Schrödinger’s Rat you navigate a chalk ball by tilting your iPhone (or iPod touch) through a series of mazes, some mazes include mercury pools and disappearing walls. There are 117 mazes (one for each element on the periodic table) and the price is right at 99 cents.