Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Galileo: E Pur Si Muove!“In 2008, there is a greater fear of falling.”

please click on the balls....

With the aid of two of his students, Galileo took two metal balls, one of which weighed ten times as much as the other. Dropping them from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, his students timed each of the balls' falls. When Galileo's theory was proven correct, that no matter the weight, the balls would fall at the same rate and land at the same time, his colleagues still did not believe him, accusing him of using magic to alter the falls.

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