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By B.W. Rex

From: NEN, Vol. 4, No. 8, December 1996, p. 18.
New Energy News (NEN) copyright 1996 by Fusion Information Center, Inc.
COPYING NOT ALLOWED without written permission.

All of the talk recently in the New Energy News about anti-gravity as well an the Hayasaka-Takeuchi experiment got me interested in an experiment of my own. This is an incredibly simple and inexpensive experiment that I hope many readers will try this and report their results to New Energy News.

The experiment consists of a toy gyroscope being weighed both spinning and at rest. The gyro I used was purchased at Hammond Toys for $5. I used a balance that measures to a hundredth of a gram and has a vernier scale.

I spun the gyro with the pull string, and placed it on the included plastic pedestal which was placed on the scale. The following measurements were taken:

          At-Rest        Spinning
          (grams)        (grams)

          95.12          95.05
          95.14          95.06
          95.13          95.08
          95.12          95.08
          95.10          95.06
          95.10          95.06

mean      95.12          95.07
SD        00.016         00.012
The difference in the spinning and at-rest measurements was .05%. The at-rest measurements were taken after the gyro was stopped and replaced on the scale. The effect was observed with the gyro spinning in either direction.

So get out there and try it! Let New Energy News know what you find out. Try putting two magnets on the gyro. Or, put two gyros spinning in opposite directions on the scale. The only caveat is to be sure to use a scale with enough sensitivity to measure approximately 0.05% of the total weight of the gyro(s).

Sincerely, /s/ B.W. Rex

[For those who can fabricate a balanced rotor, try using a spinning magnet. - Ed.]

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Dec. 21, 1996.