Yesterday, we listed the seven basic methods scientists use to get rid of gravity. Today, we’d like to go in the opposite direction, and look at a tool used to introduce a high amount of gravity to a test subject: a centrifuge.
Artificial gravity can be simulated by the centripetal forces due to rotation, and centrifuges can help us train astronauts, make cotton candy, and a lot of things in between.
Centrifuges can be sorted out by their function: centrifuges are used in commercial applications, in laboratories, for aeronautics and astronautics testing, , geotechnical research and more.
But beware! This is a dizzying collection of 45 centrifuges, from the smallest to the largest: