gyroscope gyroscope  /ˈdʒaɪ rə ˌskoʊp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction

Usage(s):

  1. In this supercooled state it will shield the gyroscope from the effects of any external magnetic field.
  2. The telescope was facing eventual loss of power and gyroscope failure, which would cut short its life-span by years.
  3. In the satellite, a telescope attached to the framework around the gyroscope will read the direction of a fixed star.

News

  1. DFX Sports and Fitness Featured on "Does Someone Have to Go?" Airing Today, June 13 at 9 P.M. on FOX

    DFX Sports and Fitness, premiere manufacturer of the popular and innovative Powerball Gyroscope hand held exercise ball, will be featured on two episodes of Fox’s newest reality show, “DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO?,” Thursday, June 13, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10834863.htm
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Media Molecule’s Tearaway Features Smart Vita Tactile Implementation

    The PlayStation Vita is a piece of hardware with so much potential. The touch screens and gyroscope are more often abused for gimmicks than used to enhance the player experience. Leave it to Media Molecule to get it right. At the Horizon independent game press conference today, Media Molecule showed off how the world of Tearaway reacts not only to the player character, with folds in the paper ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Game Informer

  3. Widener shines on the mound for Falcons’ softball team

    By JIMMY ALLLINDER Correspondent Kelly Widener is a gyroscope of motion as her arm whips around just before she releases a blazing softball, but insists pitching is 10 percent physical and 90 percent mental. Imagine then what’s going on inside the Monroe Township High School senior’s brain as she prepares to release her next pitch. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: East Brunswick Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "The Moon's orbit acts as a gyroscope," says Clifford Will, an expert on general relativity at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, US. "But lunar ranging provides indirect measurements. Gravity Probe B provides a direct measure...
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Clifford Martin Will Source: New Scientist (subscription)

  2. "He loved science and math, and the earliest toys he gave me were a gyroscope and crystal radio set," Mallett says. "And he spent a lot of time with me. In order to get my allowance, he would ask me something from the multiplication table. If...
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Ronald Mallett Source: East Hartford Gazette

  3. "Hopefully everything works as advertised and the gyroscope can release:as nicely as we do it underwater," Noguchi says. "This is one thing we can't test."
    on Jul 12, 2005 By: Soichi Noguchi Source: New Scientist (subscription)

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