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Old 03-24-09, 09:31 PM   #1
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What the Foucault?

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Old 03-24-09, 09:51 PM   #2
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Disappointed, I thought this thread was gonna be about pendulums.
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Would have been much more interesting that way!
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Old 03-26-09, 06:28 AM   #4
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Well, it is for y'all to discuss.
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I like Foucault pendulums.

One of my customers, a biotech company, has one in their lobby, which I think is very cool.

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has one in one of their stairwells. Once as a kid, I was walking up the stairs just at the moment that it broke! It fell down and hit the ground. Oops.
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Foucault's discus? That doesn't make any sense. Unless the discus is tied to a rope, I guess.

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When I was in college at USF (U. South Florida), there was a full Foucault pendulum in the physics building, 2 stories high.

These are about the best pictures I can find (aren't many out there). All you can really see is the moving ball at the bottom and the painted floor to show the patterns as it swings.



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Anyone can build a Foucault Pendulum.

Anyone with enough money that is.
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Totally not the Foucault that I had in mind, but hey.
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Ok then I see your Foucault and raise you one Chomsky ftw.
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I see your Chomsky and raise you one Hegel.
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I'll see your Hegel and raise you a Heigl.
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I'll see your Hegel and raise you a Heigl.
I've seen your Heigl and raise you a Heller.
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I haven't seen your Heller before but now that i have i'll raise you a Keller.
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I'll see your Keller and raise you a Larson.
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