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December Days: Day 7: For SCIENCE! [20161207|16:56]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Magnet + iron filings
Photo of a grubby optical table with a piece of chipboard on top of which are two dipole magnets stuck together under a sheet of white paper with iron filings sprinkled on top to show the magnetic field lines. Also on the optical table: a magnetometer, a multimeter, two small magnets, a forming machine and a bean bag. You know, the stuff you usually find on an optical table. Or not.

Anyway, I did this demo for a TV programme today. It's going to be about the end of the Cassini mission, and the segment features my Big Boss, who does all of the talking. I had originally envisioned a sophisticated demonstration involving a magnetometer and an oscilloscope, and instead I ended up sprinkling iron filings on different permutations of magnets for three hours. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ C'est la vie!

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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2016-12-07 17:59 (UTC)
*like*

(Where's my Like button?!)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-12-07 18:09 (UTC)
I think there's some sort of "heart" system on LJ now? Don't know if it appears on everyone's Reading pages though.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2016-12-08 10:47 (UTC)
It's probably some plan of LJ's to get me to abandon the old page format that I like and go to their new one
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[User Picture]From: pax_athena
2016-12-10 10:25 (UTC)
Yeah, it only work with the new one ... Makes me want to switch to the old XD
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2016-12-10 11:04 (UTC)
Can't beat the classics. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-12-12 11:54 (UTC)
Definitely not! I had a lot of fun doing this. ;)
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