chelswhyte At Battelle headquarters, I got to see the very first Xerox machine, invented by a patent clerk in the '50s who was sick of manually copying his patent applications. The paper had to go through all three of these sections to be copied. 3d

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chelswhyte Me and a neutrino detector. It's really heavy! 4d

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chelswhyte One of the 86 photo multiplier tubes that make up the IceCube neutrino detector at the South Pole. These are lowered down 2 kilometer deep tunnels in the ice. My fingers are there for scale (I always imagined these being much smaller). 4d

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chelswhyte Arctic rocks at the U.S. Polar Rock Repository 5d
  •   abogmonster Thought these were foods. Wanted to eat them. 5d

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chelswhyte The U.S. Polar Rock Repository. All collected rocks from the poles are catalogued here. 5d

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X-Pro II Chelsea Whyte
chelswhyte The ice core freezer room has this nonchalant sign, which doesn't accurately convey how crazy cold it was in there. 5d

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chelswhyte Just touched a 4000 year old piece of ice from Kilimanjaro. 5d

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chelswhyte Got to check out ice core samples from around the globe in a freezer room that's -30 degrees. My toes are cold! 5d

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chelswhyte This is Bob, the Abra Cadaver, from the Columbus Science Museum. He blinks and talks and breathes and is so, so creepy. I noticed his terrifying tear ducts, and the museum scientist said, "Oh yeah, he cries." Yikes. 5d

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chelswhyte Such chemistry 6d

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chelswhyte I found actual vegan food in Ohio! (For those who will ask, it's nut cheese and a black bean burger.) 6d

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chelswhyte I stopped at the creepiest vintage shop this afternoon. I uttered a little shriek when I turned the corner to find this broad lounging in her terrifying orange living room setup. 6d

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chelswhyte Paper street art in Columbus 6d

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Rise Chelsea Whyte
chelswhyte I'm in Ohio for the National Association of Science Writers conference, and it feels REAL Midwestern round these parts. You know you're in the heartland when you see a sign like this. 6d
  •   garyschroeder Yeah, UDF! When I was kid, that's all I drank 6d

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chelswhyte Finally got to see one of these cool sounds things in person. 6d

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chelswhyte I bought a sweater featuring a badger in a bowtie, promptly threw on my brightest lipstick, and took a selfie. All evidence to the contrary, I'm an adult. 6d

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chelswhyte My favorite piece of, uh, architecture at NSLS-II. The color, those copper wires, it's all so gorgeous. 1w

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chelswhyte Beam Enabled. It's just a test (no beam yet), but it's the first time I've seen that sign activated at NSLS-II, and it made my little nerdy heart skip a beat. I can't wait for this place to be up and running. 1w

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chelswhyte An insertion device at NSLS-II, which will shove relativistic electrons out into a beamline where they'll give off super bright x-rays for amazing new science. 1w

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Valencia Chelsea Whyte
chelswhyte Deep in the heart of the National Synchrotron Light Source. 1w

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