Posted by: atomfullerene | July 31, 2008

Now that’s Science!

Some other people in my lab are working on this project.  Doesn’t it just look cool?  The idea is to grow algae in each chamber and measure the use of nutrients or the photosynthetic rate. Their current experiment involves growing different communities of species in each chamber and seeing how their nutrient use differs.  All of that is pretty cool, but not as cool as the device itself.

Each chamber has its own pump to keep the water recirculating and all chambers are embedded in a seawater bath kept at the desired temperature.  The walls of the device are covered with bunches of compact florescent lightbulbs.



  1. Hi Adam,
    Thanks for the updates…looks like another opportunity for interesting work.
    Great shots, too.

  2. Adam.

    Enjoyed the pictures and hearing about what you are doing. It sounds to me like you are really having fun and learning a lot.

    Is it true that youmay get home for a few days before long? Will be glad to see you.

    Love from Grandmother

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