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VOTE PF Photo Contest - A Measuring Device

  1. DennisN

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. mfb

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. dlgoff

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Rx7man

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. nsaspook

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. Andy Resnick

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  7. ZapperZ

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  8. Borek

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Jan 30, 2016 #1

    ZapperZ

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    We have an excellent group of photos for this week's contest. So it will be very interesting to see how this comes out.

    1. DennisN
    proxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fc2.staticflickr.com%2F2%2F1466%2F24566975995_3cc896e051_c.jpg


    2. mfb
    proxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fs7.postimg.org%2Fw42xykzx7%2FATLAS_lower_800x600.jpg

    3. dlgoff
    bendix-freq-meter-jpg.94789.jpg


    4. Rx7man
    oscilloscope-jpg.94817.jpg


    5. nsaspook
    proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fc2.staticflickr.com%2F2%2F1530%2F24615732745_79f7464966_c_d.jpg


    6. Andy Resnick
    oxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi35.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fd164%2Faresnick%2FDSC_3196_zps9xwctvei.jpg


    7. ZapperZ
    i115.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn320%2Fzapperz%2FPF%2520Photo%2520Contest%2FDSCN0149_zpsq9pifjzz.jpg


    8. Borek
    proxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bpp.com.pl%2FIMG%2Fmarcin_measuring_device.jpg


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  3. Jan 30, 2016 #2

    Orodruin

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    I don't see how you could possibly beat @mfb here, but having access to that kind of measuring device may be considered almost cheating here ...
     
  4. Jan 30, 2016 #3

    mfb

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    It is not a size contest.

    CERN has tens of thousands of visitors each year, with the right timing (in particular, no LHC operation) everyone has a chance to see one of the LHC experiments.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2016 #4

    Orodruin

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    It's not size that matters, it's how you use it. I dont think any of the others can discover the Higgs.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2016 #5

    mfb

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    It can detect the Higgs, but it cannot measure the volume of anything.
    It does measure voltages, currents, frequencies, time, temperatures, humidities, light intensities, mass flow rates, gas concentrations, distances and magnetic field strengths, however.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2016 #6
    @Borek gets my vote. Back to the basics it is!
     
  8. Feb 2, 2016 #7

    Orodruin

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    Unfortunately, it does not measure what you think unless in standard gravity ...
     
  9. Feb 2, 2016 #8

    mfb

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    A new effect of gravitational time dilation? ;-)
     
  10. Feb 2, 2016 #9

    Orodruin

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    It is an effect in the opposite direction as well!
     
  11. Feb 4, 2016 #10
    I went for the pynkometer.. it is really cool without being excessively complex... it's something I could fathom using in my lifetime...

    The 'calipers'.. well.. I don't think they're actually intended to be used for measuring, they're more for layout.. If I had them, I'd use them all the time though.

    All good pictures :)
     
  12. Feb 4, 2016 #11

    ZapperZ

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    Final few hours to cast your vote for this contest.

    Zz.
     
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