Tuesday 10 February 2009

The Pitch Drop Experiment

There's a physics experiment that's been going on in Australia (in Queensland, not one of the territories currently suffering the bushfires) - and it's been going on since 1927. In short, pitch is being allowed to drip through a funnel. In 2007, 80 years after the experiment began and 77 years after the stem of the funnel was cut, the ninth drop was forming.

Professor John Maidstone hopes it will run another century though.

Excellent stuff. Mind how you go!

1 comment:

Mark McDonald said...

You can watch it live!

My weekends just got booked solid.