Monday, May 6, 2013

Update on the pitch drop experiment

Did you know we're overdue  
for a drop?

I didn't either, but we are.  It could actually happen 'soon', 'soon' being very relative when talking about the world's slowest scientific experiment.

But this new Web site about it has something I hadn't seen before, a time-lapse video of a year's worth of drop evolution, showing that the drop is actually getting bigger.  And thus it could drop 'soon'.

The pitch drop experiment (including Live View!)

Here's the recent article update about the world's most boring experiment.  I don't think that's fair if you're into material properties -- the world record holder for slowest-flowing liquid is kind of interesting in that respect.  Even if it is slower than molasses in January by a good stretch.

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