Adam Krause photographed Newman for the July/August issue of Discover: "The shoot made for an intense few hours. The chemical reaction Professor Newman performed was incredibly strong; coupled with the garage's bad ventilation, it made both the professor and myself light-headed. In order to keep our senses intact we both held our breath for the 20 seconds it took to take the photos and then rushed outside to fresh air."
A modern retort purchased from a chemical apparatus supplier in India. Retorts are no longer commonly used in the United States.
Another retort from an Indian chemical apparatus supplier.
A modern replica of Isaac Newton's "chymical" furnace in front of William Newman's garage in Indiana. To the left is a gas bottle containing nitrogen dioxide, a bag of blacksmithing coal, and a bag of charcoal.
Emotion researcher Jaak Panksepp
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