BLOOPERS - The dark side of the lab

On The Rocks

By Simone Tumiati, Giulio Borghini

People believe that experimental geologists, following an inspiring idea, boldly go to their labs, run a series of experiments, celebrate proudly the success together with their team. Our experience suggest that laboratory life is dotted with failures, frustration and pains. Nevertheless, they can lead us to appealing unexplored tracks, if we are willing to change our initial idea, to transform ourselves.