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Loránd Eötvös Torsion Balance
Torsion scale

Origin

Loránd Eötvös

Type

Torsion Balance

Effects

Samples exchange gravitational properties

Downsides

Miniscule gravitational fluctuations

Activation

Placing a sample on each end

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Icarus-23W

Aisle

397148-4218

Shelf

342188-4816-839

Date of Collection

April 18, 1972

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OriginEdit

Loránd Eötvös was a Hungarian physicist who made several developments in the overlap between physics and geology. Studying the properties of gravitation, he developed his own version of the torsion balance, an instrument that uses springs which twist to generate energy. A metal bar attached to a wire would bend downwards according to the magnitude of gravity, which was dependent on the material below. The amount of movement allowed him to accurately determine whether there was deposits minerals, oil or coal underground.

EffectsEdit

Weighed samples will switch their respective mass and densities without dramatically altering other physical properties. Causes minute but noticeable changes in local gravitational pull, causing nearby objects to shrink and lengthen or measurably change weight.

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