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The Gnome Experiment

Gravity varies slightly, wherever you go. So can we measure this phenomenon with a set of Kern scales and our traveling assistant? Watch the film or explore the results so far.

Aim

If Earth was a perfect sphere of uniform density, then gravity would be consistent. But it’s not, which means gravity varies wherever you go. So can we chart those discrepancies using just a basic-range Kern scale?

Method

We’re shipping our Gnome Kit from scientist to scientist around the world. Join the experiment and you’ll receive:

1x Kern EWB 2.4 Scale
Pre-calibrated according to local gravity at Kern HQ, Balingen, Germany.

1x Kern Gnome
The perfect test-subject for two good reasons: Gnomes are already accustomed to traveling the world. They also originate from our homeland, Germany.

1x Lab gloves & 1 x Air duster
Important because dust or grease will reduce the accuracy of the results.

http://gnomeexperiment.com/