OT: nifty equipment sighting

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Sat Sep 29 21:55:43 CDT 2007


At 8:51 PM -0400 9/29/07, Dave McGuire wrote:
>On Sep 29, 2007, at 8:43 PM, woodelf wrote:
>>>   I'm no chemist, but I assume they're some oxide of tungsten.  
>>>That's what happens when an incandescent light bulb blows out due 
>>>to loss of vacuum.  Pretty amazing stuff, if you ask me.
>>
>>Looks organic like some thing was realy growing.
>
>   Yup.  I was amazed...I scanned around that filament for many, many 
>hours.  It was like exploring a jungle.

I used to be part of a Micro-Mineral club, and each newsletter would 
contain pictures of minerals made with an electron microscope.  Some 
pretty amazing stuff.

		Zane



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