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Travelling Gnome Studying Earth's Varying Gravity
2012-03-25 05:39:18

A globetrotting garden gnome isn't merely wandering from place to place on a sightseeing tour -- it is actually part of a precision scale manufacturer's attempt to illustrate the changes in gravity that can occur depending on which part of the Earth a person (or lawn ornament) calls home. According to LiveScience reporter Stephanie Pappas, the project is a collaboration between Kern & Sohn and schools and research centers throughout the globe in order to show how the gnome's weight...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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