The Longest Scientific Experiments

The Latest on Long-Running Experiments. ‘We are happy to report that three of the world’s longest-running scientific experiments are indeed still running. It has been a number of years since anyone checked on all three. With assistance from scientists in several nations, we have managed to do so. In 1984, the European Journal of Physics published three remarkable reports, each describing a different experiment that had been continuing for decades. The youngest – the pitch drop viscosity experiment at the University of Queensland in Brisbane – had been started in 1927. The oldest – the now-and-then-famous Oxford electric bell at Oxford University, was begun in 1840. The third experiment, the Beverly clock at the University of Otago in Dunedin, was commenced in 1864.’

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