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Asked by: James
Subject: Newtons cradle
Question: After examining the video on Wikipedia I wondered what would happen if the metal balls were rotating Gyro Balls instead? Would the reaction still be in the opposite direction?
Date: 17 June 2016
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Answer: Nate - 01/07/2016 12:40:05
 Excellent question!

If you used a set of these:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyroscopic_exercise_tool

You, almost certainly, would not get this reaction:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_cradle

So... would that prove:
For every action there is an equal AND OPPOSITE reaction???

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Answer: Nate - 06/07/2016 01:34:26
 Stand by, James.
I'm going to try it very soon.

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Answer: Nate - 14/07/2016 12:52:14
 Sorry James, I bought 3 GyroBalls to do the experiment, but they vibrate when they spin!
Not suitable for our test. I'll have to find some inexpensive gyroscopes that can be collided together...

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