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Drop of Pitch Finally Caught on Film


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After decades of waiting, physicists at Trinity College have for the first time captured a rare scientific event on camera.

70 years after the experiment was set up, the scientists have videoed pitch dripping from a funnel.

The experiment was begun by a colleague of Nobel Prize winner Ernest Walton in the physics department of Trinity in 1944.

Its aim was to prove that the black carbonic substance pitch is a viscous or flowing material.

I was disappointed to learn that the story was not about baseball.  

Ireland goes long.

I was disappointed to not see the video.

The video is in the link.  It's small, to the left, and I can't get it onto PW.  

Irish narrator:  "This discovery is of questionable value."   :)

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