Longest continuous running lab experiment

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What is the longest continuous running experiment , By continuous i mean some equipment is set up and left to run, not some thing like CERN where there has been periods of down time.
 

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Life.

They're watching :eek:
 
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Voyager space probes?
 
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Possibly this one.

http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/pitch/ [Broken]

http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/pitch/ [Broken]

Started 1927.
 
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Possibly this one.

http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/pitch/ [Broken]

http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/pitch/ [Broken]

Started 1927.
Gads that is amazing i would not have given a thought to such an experiment, i guessed it would be some thing to do with time.
 
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How about the light bulb that's been burning for the past 108 years: a quasi-experiment?
http://www.centennialbulb.org/" [Broken]
 
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How about the light bulb that's been burning for the past 108 years: a quasi-experiment?
http://www.centennialbulb.org/" [Broken]
Wow, that was my first thought, too :approve:! But I was way too busy this afternoon to post it.
 
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Gads that is amazing i would not have given a thought to such an experiment, i guessed it would be some thing to do with time.
This guy should do the Heinz ketchup commercials.
 
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How about the light bulb that's been burning for the past 108 years: a quasi-experiment?
http://www.centennialbulb.org/" [Broken]
That bulb is running wa-a-a-ay underpowered.
 
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Possibly this one. Started 1927.
That is tenacity above and beyond the call of duty. At least he had time to go and get in a couple of rounds of golf between taking readings.
 
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Brings new meaning to "watching molasses."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Molasses_Disaster" [Broken]
 
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Then there is the Beverly clock, in the city with the most beautiful http://zamaitt.com/wagamama/nz/popular%20tours/img/dunedin%20railway%20station.jpg [Broken] in the world, running since 1864, driven by temperature and pressure variation.

Also worth mentioning the Oxford Electric Bell.
 
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If I recall, some of the longest experiments are agricultural ones. There have been fields set up in the UK for decades to test the effects of nutrient depletion etc. This article states that one was started in 1843, and if it's the one I'm thinking of then it's still going.
 
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I heard on the radio that there was a town, I think in Western Europe, where a symphony is played out 1 note per year, i.e. 1 note drone for 365 days. I forget how long it's been going.

I've forgotten the crucial elements really.
 
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Then there is the Beverly clock, in the city with the most beautiful http://zamaitt.com/wagamama/nz/popular%20tours/img/dunedin%20railway%20station.jpg [Broken] in the world, running since 1864, driven by temperature and pressure variation.

Also worth mentioning the Oxford Electric Bell.
Nice one Andre.
 
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