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Re: [Cute] Foucault's Pendulums in an Eclipse

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 18:40:42 -0400 (CLT)

This has just popped up on /. -

There's an article in the Economist - -
summarizing this paper -


andrew cooke said:
> In 1954, Allais observed odd deviations in the swing of a Foucault
> Pendulum -
> -
> which was to be tested in the 1999 eclipse.
> Maurice Allais received a Nobel Prize in 1988 -
> - but for
> econsomics, not astronomy.  His pendulum results are claimed to support
> autodynamics -,1282,20663,00.html
> But when you search for information about the results from the 1999
> campaign, there's very little...
> A German group found nothing unusual - no anomalous changes in the
> relative clock rates correlated with the eclipse were found, at a level
> much smaller than previously reported -
> When someone asked on usenet for information on the whereabouts of David
> Noever, the NASA person in charge of the investiagtion -
> - the only reply -
> - said that he had
> gone to work at Mobular, an "internet startup" -
> (the reply ends abruptly!)
> The only other mention I can find is this comment -
> -
> which says that anomalies were found on the path of the total eclipse.  It
> seems David Noever took the data, planning to write a book, and never
> published...
> Thanks to Pauli for starting this search.
> Andrew

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