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The fastest spinning object driven by human power

Introducing a human-powered centrifuge which separates blood into individual components in ninety seconds and costs 20 cents. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Jan 13, 2017 - 13 comments

The Thirty Dollar Centrifuge

How do you diagnose anemia in a third-world country without electricity? Use the salad-spinner-based thirty dollar centrifuge, developed by Rice undergraduate students Lila Kerr and Lauren Theis.
posted by jjray on May 4, 2010 - 25 comments

Will a lava lamp work on Jupiter?

Will a lava lamp work on Jupiter? Neil Fraser decided to test it. "To find out how lava lamps behave in super-terrestrial gravity, I built a large centrifuge in my living room. ...it was a rich learning experience as I encountered one metal-shredding and wire-melting failure after another." [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 7, 2010 - 37 comments

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