Spinning Brains Feature Summary

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Spinning Brains
Try experiencing the Coriolis effect next time you ride on a merry-go-round, just like in this video from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana.

If you don't have a merry-go-round nearby, you can still see the Coriolis effect through this simulation.  

Read more about the video and also about humans in rotating systems at Spinning Brains, an article from NASA.

(This feature was updated on August 14, 2013.)
July 16, 2009 - August 1, 2009