Thursday, January 10, 2013

Scientist performs experiment

I was recently browsing the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Flickr page, which contains many astonishing photos, including a copy of Fermi's firsthand account of the Trinity Test (and his famous paper drop estimation). I also came across this picture, titled "Scientist performs experiment":
So, here's the question: What experiment is this scientist performing?  Leave your guesses in the comments.


  1. the papers were blown 2.5 meters! Wow, I didn't expect it to be that big but I guess that makes sense.
    The scientist is testing the hydrophobic properties of the fabric

  2. Well, hydrophobic on one side at least.