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  gyroscope - Encyclopedia.com
The modern gyroscope was developed in the first half of the 19th cent.
The gyroscope is the nucleus of most automatic steering systems, such as those used in airplanes, missiles, and torpedoes.
GYROSCOPE SENSORS ARE at the core of inertial...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc.aspx?id=1E1:gyroscop   (1097 words)

  Gyroscope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principle of conservation of angular momentum.
The gyroscope effect was discovered in 1817 by Johann Bohnenberger and invented and named in 1852 by Léon Foucault for an experiment involving the rotation of the Earth.
Gyroscopes can be used to construct gyrocompasses which complement or replace magnetic compasses (in ships, aircraft and spacecraft, vehicles in general), to assist in stability (bicycle, Hubble Space Telescope, ships, vehicles in general) or be used as part of an Inertial guidance system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gyroscope   (1480 words)

The gyroscope was invented in 1852 by the French experimental physicist Leon Foucault (1819-1868) as part of a two-pronged investigation of the rotation of the earth.
His gyroscope was a rapidly rotating disk with a heavy rim, mounted in low-friction gimbals.
The gyroscope is spun up to speed with arrangement on the left-hand side, where the cranked wheel is in contact with a small wheel on the axis of the rotor.
physics.kenyon.edu /EarlyApparatus/Mechanics/Gyroscope/Gyroscope.html   (1026 words)

 Gyroscope (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gyroscope is a post-grunge rock band from Perth, Western Australia.
Gyroscope started as Gyroscope Sunday in Perth in 1997 with Daniel Sanders on guitar/vocals, Zoran Trivic on guitar/vocals, Brad Campbell on bass/vocals and Rob Nassif on drums.
In May 2005, Gyroscope headed to Los Angeles to record their second album with in-demand producer and engineer Mark Trombino, best known for his work with Jimmy Eat World, Drive Like Jehu, Finch, The Living End and Blink-182.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gyroscope_(band)   (678 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Gyroscopes Work"
Gyroscopes can be very perplexing objects because they move in peculiar ways and even seem to defy gravity.
These special properties make gyroscopes extremely important in everything from your bicycle to the advanced navigation system on the space shuttle.
The Russian Mir space station used 11 gyroscopes to keep its orientation to the sun, and the Hubble Space Telescope has a batch of navigational gyros as well.
www.howstuffworks.com /gyroscope.htm   (235 words)

GyroScope aims to contribute to the development of a European component of the global observing systems, and of a new long-term observing capacity of ocean variability.
GyroScope is a project funded by the European Commission and the participating laboratories under the thematic action "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development" of the Fifth Framework Programme, Key Action 2 “Global Change, Climate and Biodiversity”
The GyrosCope contribution is indicated by the yellow circles.
www.ifremer.fr /lpo/gyroscope   (145 words)

 Three-Axis Gyroscope :: Blocks (Aerospace Blockset)
The Three-Axis Gyroscope block implements a gyroscope on each of the three axes.
The height of the PSD of the white noise for each axis of the gyroscope.
The output is a three-element vector containing the measured angular rates from the gyroscope, in radians per second.
www.mathworks.com /access/helpdesk/help/toolbox/aeroblks/threeaxisgyroscope.html   (345 words)

 Gyroscope   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The classic image of a gyroscope is a fairly massive rotor suspended in light supporting rings called gimbals which have nearly frictionless bearings and which isolate the central rotor from outside torques.
At high speeds, the gyroscope exhibits extraordinary stability of balance and maintains the direction of the high speed rotation axis of its central rotor.
If a gyroscope is tipped, the gimbals will try to reorient to keep the spin axis of the rotor in the same direction.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/gyr.html   (221 words)

 AllRefer.com - gyroscope (Technology: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
The modern gyroscope was developed in the first half of the 19th cent.
In the second half of the 19th cent., with the invention of the electrically driven rotor, its uses multiplied.
The gyroscope is the nucleus of most automatic steering systems, such as those used in airplanes, missiles, and torpedoes.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/gyroscop.html   (398 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Delta Launch Report | The GP-B experiment
Gyroscopes, or any spinning object, remain oriented in the same direction as long as they are spinning, a property called rotational inertia.
If a perfectly-spherical, spinning gyroscope floated above the Earth in spacetime, and it was protected from external forces that could re-orient it (e.g., gravity, solar radiation, atmospheric friction, magnetic fields, electrical charges), and all internal imbalances were removed (e.g., imperfect shape, unbalanced density, surface imperfections) it would remain pointing in its original direction.
If the local spacetime in which the gyroscope was floating was curved or was twisting, the gyroscope's position would change to follow this curve or twist.
www.spaceflightnow.com /delta/d304/040417experiment.html   (1473 words)

Like its namesake, the scientific tool that creates a spinning, centrifugal force to aid in navigation, Gyroscope presents works of art in new ways that orient audiences to modern and contemporary art within the circular galleries of the building.
By grouping art of different eras, genres, and mediums together, Gyroscope encourages viewers to consider artists’ choices—from the materials they use to the themes they explore.
Gyroscope is made possible in part by the Hirshhorn’s Board of Trustees and donors to the Annual Circle.
hirshhorn.si.edu /collection/gyroscope.html   (194 words)

 Exhibit Cross Reference - Gyroscope
This gyroscope, unlike most others, allows the addition or subtraction of angular momentum because of its two wheels.
When the wheels are spun in the same direction, their combined motion add, when spun oppositely, they can cancel if spun to the same speed.
When the gyroscope is spun up and the sliding weight set for no precession (in the middle), the exhibit can be moved aroung the museum floor and it will not change its spatial orientation (much).
www.exploratorium.edu /xref/exhibits/gyroscope.html   (124 words)

 Gyroscope Experiment 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To determine the movement of a gyroscope when one end is fixed in space, with rotational freedom, and the other end free to roam.
To determine if the turning of the free end of the gyroscope is biased on the gyroscope, both ends will be tested to make sure that there is no mechanical reason for the turning.
It is apparent that the turning of the gyroscope is based on the spin direction of the bottom part of the flywheel, and slightly downwards.
www.armageddon.org /~tenebrius/THEORYs/gyro/gyroscope2.html   (163 words)

 8th Div Coldwar
When deployed to Germany in 1957 as part of Operation Gyroscope it was believed that the division would remain there for three years.
Operation Gyroscope was a plan that was initiated after World War II to cut down the expense of replacing men for overseas duty.
Officers and enlisted men who were then assigned to the division were given the opportunity to volunteer for Gyroscope provided they had sufficient time left during their current tour.
www.militaria.com /8th/coldwar/8thgyro.html   (3401 words)

 Gyroscopes - Everything you needed to know
Shows that a gyroscope precession has little/no inertia.
Another demonstration of the tower/gyroscope on ice to show there is so little inertia from a gyroscope.
Gyroscope hanging over the top of a table.
www.gyroscopes.org /1974lecture.asp   (273 words)

 SPACE.com -- Shuttle Astronauts Repair ISS Gyroscope in Second Spacewalk
During the gyroscope replacement, the spacewalkers played what Noguchi has called an "orbital shell game," placing the broken gyroscope in a holding area, plucking out its replacement from a berth in Discovery's payload bay and sliding the faulty unit into that same berth.
Control moment gyroscopes are vital components for the International Space Station (ISS), allowing the orbital laboratory the ability to change its orientation while conserving propellant by not firing its Russian-built thrusters.
Flight controllers powered down one of the station's working gyroscopes, CMG-3, while Discovery is docked at the ISS after some abnormal vibrations led them to suspect the massive load was putting too much of a strain on it.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/050801_sts114_eva2.html   (1042 words)

 Gyroscope.com - gyroscopes, educational toys and gadgets
Based on University gyroscopes from the 19th century this gyroscope is over 12 inches tall and is made from solid brass.
This gyroscope is an improvement on the Tedco gyroscope and is probably the most precise toy gyroscope for its price.
The Gravitron is a gyroscope concealed in a UFO and is operated with a simple-to-use T-handle suitable especially for small children.
www.gyroscope.com   (520 words)

 Wired News: Spacewalkers Tweak Gyroscope
The gyroscopes are among four that help steer the station.
Only two of the four gyroscopes that control the orientation of the orbiting science lab have worked recently.
Once power was restored to the third gyroscope Saturday, one of the two that continued spinning was given a break because its 6,600 revolutions per minute had become sluggish.
www.wired.com /news/space/shuttle/0,2895,68390,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_7   (923 words)

Cos, with Gyroscope, those nauseous thrills have been transported to your Speccy.
The gyro's got a will of its own and you'll need to be quick witted if you're to stop it falling off an edge or hitting an alien, while manoeuvring steep slopes, slippery glass or directional magnets.
Gyroscope, with its stunning 3D graphics will have you hooked - especially if you're a devotee of Marbles Madness, its arcade twin.
www.ysrnry.co.uk /articles/gyroscope.htm   (367 words)

 Original Tedco Toy Precision Gyroscope
The amazing Gyroscope defies gravity, and illustrates a number of concepts from physics and science.
Our Gyroscope is precision-engineered for near-perfect balance, with mini-ball bearings for a long spin.
Chances are you have probably played with a gyroscope at some point in your life.
www.turnertoys.com /American_Classics_Toys/gyroscope.htm   (378 words)

 The Original Gyroscope
Gyroscopes demonstrate an important physical principle of the conservation of angular momentum.
This high precision gyroscope will amaze you with rotational speed and ease of precession.
Duncan Gyroscopes feature quality die-cast metal flywheels, specially designed for perfect balance and maximum spin times.
www.physlink.com /estore/cart/Gyroscope.cfm   (113 words)

 Gyroscope Fanlisting
Buy a pack of Gyroscope buttons (there's a pack of 6 on the Gyromerch site) and give them to your most needy of friends(those who only own buttons from smash hits magazine).
If you want your parents to buy you something you'd actually want steal their credit cards, buy something from Gyromerch and stick it under the tree with a name tag to yourself...and when they don't recall having bought it tell them they really need to see a doctor about their memory problems.
Gyroscope's new song "Beware Wolf" is out and their last one "Fast Girl" is still aroundt so start requesting it!
www.single-thread.net /gyroscope/fanlisting   (256 words)

 Sperry Gyroscope Company Records1910-1970
The Sperry Gyroscope Company was formed in 1910 by Elmer Sperry in order to develop and manufacture his marine gyrostabilizer, gyrocompass, and high-intensity search light.
In the 1930s and 1940s, Sperry Gyroscope worked with scientists and engineers at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop the microwave technology that was necessary for modern radar systems.
The Sperry Gyroscope Company records at Hagley were for the most part assembled by the Advertising and Public Relations departments in order to provide historical documentation for the company's public relations efforts and media campaigns.
www.hagley.lib.de.us /1915.htm   (2372 words)

 SPACE.com -- Hubble Now on Two Gyroscope Mode: Some Science Impacted
The space agency announced August 31 that ground controllers have shut down one of the three operational gyros onboard the orbiting eye on the universe.
Doing so is expected to preserve the overall health of that third gyro--thus extend the space observatory's science gathering through mid-2008, an eight-month extension.
Hubble Space Telescope (HST) gyroscopes are critical to running the Earth orbiting facility's complex pointing control system.
www.space.com /news/040901_hubble_update.html   (749 words)

 Gyroscopes - Everything you needed to know
The forum has been updated and 22 new video clips have been added to the gallery.
It's made from solid brass and aluminium with carefully chosen miniature high-grade bearings.
Produced since 1917, The Original Gyroscope has been a classic educational toy for generations.
www.gyroscopes.org   (176 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Gyroscope' steadies moth flight
Using vibrations from the antennae, which remain in fixed positions during flight, the organ can detect when and where the moth's body moves in relation to its antennae.
In essence, it is behaving much like a gyroscope on a ship or plane that gives the vehicle a frame of reference to move within.
Further investigation revealed the Johnston's organ then sends this information to the brain so the moth can shift its body back to the correct position.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/6342769.stm   (478 words)

 Gyroscope   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gyroscope - Unearth the powers of our universe.
Gyroscope has been reviewed 2 times with an average rating of 4.50
The children I work with are enjoying playing with the gyroscope.
www.fatbraintoys.com /toy_companies/safari_toys/gyroscope.cfm   (157 words)

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