Illustration for article titled Schrödingers Rat Isnt What You Think It Is

Quick science lesson: Scientist Erwin Schrödinger had a thought experiment where you put a cat in a sealed box with poison. In a nutshell, at a certain point the cat is both alive and dead until you unseal the box.


No, he didn't kill a cat to test this out so far as I know. But apparently SouthPeak Interactive and developer FORMation wanted to make an iPhone game in his honor; and instead of making it about gassing cats to death, it's about rats and mazes. Isn't science awesome?

In Schrödinger's Rat, players control a chalk ball with the accelerometer and tilt it through the many twists of 117 mazes. Each maze is a test of an element on the periodic table. I'm not sure what any of this has to do with quantum physics or Schrödinger, but it is something else to do on your iPhone and iPod Touch for only $0.99.


Check it out and tell me if the rat dies.

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