Thursday, January 20, 2005

Wind Chill

ran into this article on how they measure windchill. interesting. would've hated to be a test subject though. first you are cold and then you have probes in eh-hem interesting places. forget it.

7 comments:

forkev said...

you've no link.
and this discussion talks about no such places.

palegreenhorse said...

sorry 'bout that. up now.

forkev said...

ok, so i'm reading along happy as a dethawed clam and then BAM, it jabbed me like an icecylce in the eye:

"Twelve volunteers donned winter coats and walked on treadmills in a freezing wind tunnel, all while wearing thermal sensors on their faces, inside their mouths, and in their rectums."

k2h said...

they had PLASTIC in 1942? is that what this article said?

k2h said...

was it a wireless sensor? and you just 'retrieve' it later? =)

palegreenhorse said...

yup. check out the very cool timeline at the american plastics council. polyethylene (can be used to make plastic bottles was invented in 1933.

forkev said...

Gooooooooo plastic! i wonder where we'd be without it.
certainly around the 17lb 'notebook' computer catalog.