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megimoo
09-08-2008, 10:28 PM
Here They Are, Science's 10 Most Beautiful Experiments

Eratosthenes' measurement of the Earth's circumference
Galileo's experiment on falling objects
Galileo's experiments with rolling balls down inclined planes
Newton's decomposition of sunlight with a prism
Cavendish's torsion-bar experiment
Young's light-interference experiment
Foucault's pendulum
Millikan's oil-drop experiment
Rutherford's discovery of the nucleus
Young's double-slit experiment applied to the interference of single electrons

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