gatsbywise:

theaatproject:

195 years ago, Leon Foucault was well-noted for his demonstration of the Foucault Pendulum, which was conceived as a simple experiment to show the rotation of the Earth, Foucault also devised an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and is credited with naming the gyroscope.

Gatsbywise – 20th Century Life & Style

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