A truly giant tank, in a Japanese mine, over 100 feet in all directions and filled with 50,000 tons of water, so pure, that divers in it have experienced vertigo.
Super Kamiokande Ghost Particle Detector
Super-K is the mother of all water filled neutrino detectors. A truly giant tank, in a Japanese mine, over 100 feet in all directions and filled with 50,000 tons of water, so pure, that divers in it have experienced vertigo. 11,000 photomultiplier tubes line every surface, giving it a spectacular look, as can be seen in this picture, where the tank is half filled and engineers are examining it..
World’s Largest Vacuum Chamber
The Space Power Facility at NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, houses the world’s largest vacuum chamber. It measures 100 feet in diameter and is a towering 122 feet tall. The facility is currently undergoing construction to support Orion crew exploration vehicle testing in 2010
3 – Boeing Dreamliner Wind Chamber Test
The plane dosnt look like the Dreamliner, but that is what the caption says.
4 – NASA Ames Full Scale Wind Chamber
The full scale wind tunnel at NASA Ames is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. Forget Google server farm electricity requirements, rumor has it that when the fans on this are switched on, they have to warn the electricity providers for the whole of Silicon Valley.
Shown here is a deployment test for the Mars Rover parachute.
5 – AAR West Coast Aerodynamics facility
Aside from aircraft designers, the car industry and particularly racecar designers also make use of wind chambers, such as this facility operated by All American Racers.
6 – NASA 80×120ft Wind Tunnel Drive Fans
These are the gigantic fans that drive the full scale wind tunnel at NASA Ames. If you want to get a feel for how big they are, look at the railing around the top right fan. Those small sticks are people.
7 – Langley Hypersonic Wind Chambers
TheLangley hypersonic wind chambers were designed for speeds of up to Mach 15, which required heated air to stop it liquefying.
8 – Wind Tunnel National Research Council Ottawa
Here, the fan itself is the building, the overall look of the wind tunnel, from the exterior, is as if an enormous jet engine had fallen out of the sky.
9 – The Sudbury Neutrino Detector
The Sudbury neutrino detector is a 40 foot wide geodesic framed bubble, filled with heavy water and covered in photomultiplier tubes. It sits a mile and a half underground in a mine in Ontario.
10 – LSND
LSND consisted of a large cylinder lined with a thousand light detectors and filled with 50,000 gallons of mineral oil and a dash of scintillator material.
The LSND experiment ended in 98 and produced a result which contradicted the standard model. That result has since been contradicted by Fermilabs MiniBooNE experiment.