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8:32 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Pitch Drips

Lead in text: 
A 70 year old experiment from Trinity College comes to an end.
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.