Here's another example of using GBTimelapse to monitor a laboratory experiment. A Canon 20D tethered to a Windows XP computer ran continuously for six weeks capturing images of this pumpkin.
The setup ran despite a couple of power failures during that time. The computer was set to auto start when power came on, and GBTimelapse was put in the comptuer's startup folder so it would run automatically. Finally, GBTimelapse was set to auto run it's most recent project.
This may be a "concocted" experiment, but it shows what is possible.