The Great Gyroscope Bearing Friction Test (finally)

[UPDATED] Edited version of both gyroscope experiments (far more viewer friendly)

Since uploading the original 6hr gyroscope test to determine whether the earth was turning or not, I have been keen to run a test confirming the bearing in the gyroscope gimbal was sensitive enough for the job at hand. This sounded like an easy enough task, but after a number of attempts with bits of things I had lying around, I soon found out it was actually quite tricky. The experiment is a follow-up to the original 6hr gyroscope
experiment found here
or the much more palatable 3min summery here:
The purpose of the experiment was to test whether the friction in the main bearing of my gyroscope gimbal would be strong enough to overcome the proposed slow rotation of the Earth The initial experiment spanned 6 hrs and was designed to demonstrate the Earth rotation (ala Foucault 1852), however, as predicted the gyroscope didn't move at all. The YouTube comments suggested (some quite rationally & politely) that friction in the bearing was to blame for the non-movement, and invalidated the whole thing. (click the images to enlarge)
There was even a response from the manufacturing company owner
The discussions carried on on Twitter too
About  year ago I contacted the owner of the manufacturing company that made 
the Precision Gyroscope and had some in-depth discussion on the topic.
Mr. Turner was convinced that his Precision Gyroscope was not capable of 
registering any movement of the earth, [wait for it] due to the amount of friction on the main bearing, and therefore it was not capable of registering 15 degrees
of movement every hour, or the rotation of the earth.
I maintained that it would be sensitive enough, due to the high 12,000 rpm 
being able to generate more than ample energy to overcome any bearing 
friction from an already precision tooled main bearing.
This was, of course, just my opinion.

Unfortunately Mr. Turner has not been back on twitter since we talked, but 
I will email him shortly to inform him of the results.
glenn turner gyroscope twitter Screenshot from 2017-01-08 223740.png 

So, I've been working on a viable way to #TESTIT

In order to test this opinion, I obtained a high torque 24 hour clock mechanism 
where the hour hand shaft rotated 360 degrees in 24 hours (same as the 
proposed spin of the earth)
I attached a platform to this hour hand shaft and placed the gyroscope 
on top of the platform
gyro friction 2 Screenshot from 2017-01-09 18-50-21.png

I could see two possible outcomes

If the gyroscope was not sensitive enough to register the hour hand turning, then the entire gyroscope and gimbal would have rotated with the 15 degree per hour platform.

Alternatively, should the gyroscope be sensitive enough for the job, then we would see the gimbal legs move with the platform, BUT the gyroscope would remain ‘rigid in space’ and pointing in the same direction it was when it was spun up.

[Unedited raw version)

As we will see from this initial 2 hour test, the gyroscope performed perfectly and remained rigid, thus demonstrating that it IS sensitive enough to register a rotation rate of 15 degrees per hour, or 360 degrees per 24 hours., or the claimed rotation of the spinning ball earth


So What Does This All Mean

Though the video is mind numbingly boring, despite something actually moving this
time, It’s significance is literally world stopping

What this means is that the main criticism regarding the initial “Spin of the Earth Detection Experiment” has now been shown to be unwarranted. Meaning the 6hr non-rotation  demonstration and results still stand, unchallenged.

Via the Scientific Method –


[PS. Please feel free to provide any counter evidence that refutes this, but I do mean actual evidence not just opinion from the peanut gallery]

The Great Moonlight Temperature Experiment


When I get challenged to show examples of how popular (so-called) science has misled us or deliberately lied to us, this simple experiment always comes to mind. The idea involves measuring the temperature of moonlight compared to moonshade, and is something anyone can test and draw their own conclusions from.

Our cherished text books and lab coated priests  tells us that Moon light is produced by the face of the Moon reflecting the rays of the sun. They also tell us that Moon light is marginally warm, but by such a minuscule amount that specialised (read: expensive & not available to everyone) equipment would be needed in order to measure this very slight temperature raise.

This is of course rubbish and simply repeating what they themselves were taught by their brainwashed teachers. In reality a couple of thermometers from a corner store with accuracy down to 0.1° Fahrenheit OR Celsius will do the job just fine.

Here are my rough instructions but, as is the beauty of physical science, anyone can improve, simplify, refine or redesign the experiment however they see fit


I was lucky enough, (11 months ago [wink wink]) to talk to the right person about this hot topic debate  on twitter. He’s a Senior Research Associate at Cardiff University that has much experience in relevant fields dealing with these measurements. After much debate he assured me that as soon as he has the time he will indeed be conducting his version of this potentially paradigm changing experiment




It’s strange that I’m having trouble finding credible sources explaining how moonlight is so degraded by the time it reaches us that the ‘warmth’ is imperceptible. There were many examples when I looked 2 years ago. There’s several “ask a Scientist” forums that seem to deliberately skirt the issue by asking questions like “can someone please define moonshade?” and other nonsense. When pressed they may claim:

“Moon light will actually warm a surface, but in an amount that could not be measured by regular measuring device.”

One answer I found particularly innovative in it’s avoidance, was in response to the question

“Is is possible to start a fire using moonlight?”

I imagine most people would read this in the context of using a magnifying glass or parabolic mirror to concentrate the moonlight, but the reply made me chuckle:

“Moonlight has a spectral peak around 650nm (the sun peaks at around 550nm). Ordinary solar cells will work just fine to convert it into electricity. The power of moonlight is about 500,000 times less than that of sunlight, which for a solar constant of 1000W/m^2 leaves us with about 2mW/m^2. After accounting for optical losses and a typical solar cell efficiency of roughly 20%, we can probably hope to extract approx. 0.1mW with a fairly simple foil mirror of 1 m^2 surface area. Accumulated over the course of a whole night with a full moon, this leaves us with around 6h∗3600s/h∗0.1mW ≈ 2J of energy. That’s plenty of energy to ignite a fire using the right chemicals and a thin filament as a heater.”

Below is the frequently flaunted debunking article at Physics Central, critiquing the use of laser thermometers in moonlight experiments, which have become the weapon of choice for the curious experimenter. His points about the accuracy of laser thermometers may be justified, despite being sanctioned by chefs and ‘elf n’ Safety bods routinely everyday.

What bugs me about this self proclaimed science guru is that he couldn’t actually be bothered to do the experiment himself, much less offer a better scientific way to determine the results. It would seem, they just don’t want us looking at this

Moonshine and Lunacy

Friday, October 02, 2015 – Posted by ‘Positron’ on Physics Central

As always the comment are where real ‘peer review’ is done (good and bad)






So, despite debating this with all walks of life and being told by many that they will be doing the experiment themselves, none have ever come back with any results (but I hate to name names [wink wink]).

This is similar to the request I’ve made to draw the configuration of earth, moon and sun, showing a gibbous moon during the day or a crescent moon at night (Impossible moon phases).

So, please feel free to join the many curious minds out there, and design and conduct your own experiment to measure moonlight temperatures and let me know how you get on. The 5 times I have performed this over the years has shown me just how easy it’s been for the Establishment to obfuscate, deceive and out right lie to us about the natural world around us.

This video seems to be one of the most comprehensive test I’ve seen, though many others have now been removed from the net

what does twitter say? Well my oldest follower (that’s time, not age) on twitter tried it out for himself the other day – shame on him for thinking he can ‘do science’

Nice one alien!


Others are a little more stuck in their ways, maybe because they haven’t/won’t #TESTIT






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