Light as air

March 17, 1995

(Photograph) - Light as air: a team from the University of Kent at Canterbury is restaging Blaise Pascal's original experiment demonstrating atmospheric pressure as part of the National Week of Science, Engineering and Technology. It was first performed across the channel at Rouen in 1646 using a 15-metre glass tube filled with red wine. The liquid in this version owes more to the chemistry department.

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