Old School Laboratory Fun ...

Old School Laboratory Fun ...

Postby Calilasseia » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:18 pm

Just seen this blog post by Derek Lowe (he of "Things I Won't Work With" fame, including the classic "Sand Won't Save You This Time" that I've covered in the past).

Just read the comments following the blog post, and find out what crazy things people did in labs in the past. I think this one takes the biscuit, courtesy of one Moshe Yudowsky:

In the very old-school days, so I’ve heard, people tuned cyclotron beams by placing their heads into the beam, closing their eyes, and tracking the beam size by looking at the Cerenkov radiation as the electrons passed through their eyeballs.
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Re: Old School Laboratory Fun ...

Postby Brian Peacock » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:24 am

Oooff! That's hardcore science.

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