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Sandpendal Draws With Earth's Rotation

By: scottv - Published:   Updated: Apr 8 2011 • References: singulier
The Sandpendel is a unique creation which uses science and design to create a unique and mesmerizing piece. Due to physics of the earth's rotation, a hanging pendulum slowly swings, while the tip etches designs in the sand like a zen garden.

"By using earth rotation inertia, the pendulum, equipped with a steel tip, draws in the fine sand a circular drawing of a striking regularity. Pendulum reminds us that Léon Foucault-French physician of the 19th century-used it to demonstrate the inertia caused by the earth rotation movement."