Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mainstream metronomes

You are getting sleeeeeeepy…..

Ikeguchi Laboratories has posted one of the most fantastic “physics in action” videos I’ve seen in a long time:
The concept is simple — 32 metronomes on a table, all set to the same tempo, but started at slightly different times. But here’s the fun bit — although they begin “out of phase“, after about 2 minutes, they all lock onto the same phase and synchronize! (Well, almost all — there’s a rebel on the far right that takes an extra minute to get with the program). (Continue to read on cosmicvariance)


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