350 yr old Synchronized clock mystery solved.

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  1. MaxHeadRoom

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    OMG! Scientists "discovered" what a person instinctively knew 350 years ago.
    Now we can actually use that information because it has been certified by somebody with a college degree.:)
     
  3. kubeek

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    Hmm, could it be something like this? Something that is understood for I´d guess a few hundred years, but now that someone wrote that specific paper, we have finally solved a 350 year old "mystery" :rolleyes:
     
  4. JoeJester

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    from the article ...
    There is still a need to FUND this project, as the scientists hasn't milked the government teat enough.
     
  5. wayneh

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    I thought the paper might be an April Fool's joke, but it's 3 days late. Just a plain joke.
     
  6. BR-549

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    Are you sure they really proved that? Instead of putting all metronomes on a common surface, suspend the metronomes via a spring.

    Will, they not sync?

    Sync slower?

    Or sync faster?
     
  7. Ramussons

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    Extending the phenomenon, if half a dozen Cesium clocks are placed side by side, will they all synchronise, saving the hardware required for generation of Master Clocks?
     
  8. ScottWang

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    Do you know why they finally became synchronizating?
     
  9. Ramussons

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    No.
    Since I cannot afford the cost of procuring Cesium Clocks to conduct the experiment, I'm waiting ....... :):cool:;)
     
  10. BR-549

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    This new model says the sync is due to acoustic vibrations thru a common surface.
     
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    I think that there is more to it than acoustic vibration.

    I believe the force of gravity has two vectors. We are all familiar with the attractive vector.

    I believe there is an angular vector, which is perpendicular to the attractive vector.

    In the metronome example, the attractive vector is in sync via a surface.

    I think we are watching gravity's angular (rotational) vector come into sync.

    The pendulum's rotational vector changes in mid swing, causing a wobble, instead of full rotation.

    Wobble sync.
     
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    I would be curious to try the same experiment on a massive concrete base rather than a lightweight flexible styrofoam sheet.

    Odds are it wouldn't work so well without the light flexible moveable base to aid in the synchronization effect.;)
     
  15. Wendy

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    I suspected much the same. However, it could just speed things up having it on an insecure surface.
     
  16. kubeek

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    Because the plattform is moving left and right is my guess.
     
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