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Tensegrity Tower

Posted by Jackie on November 15, 2008

This exhibit was amazing – the wires were pulled taught, and kept the structure of the tower together (unsupported by anything other than the wires) whilst also keeping the rods apart.

Science is fantastic! ๐Ÿ˜€

8 Responses to “Tensegrity Tower”

  1. marley said

    Very clever!

  2. babooshka said

    Interesting. Don’t you just want to pull ut apart to investigate it though?

  3. kind of like a DNA structure without a double helix…
    lovely colours, and yes, science is amazing

  4. Hilda said

    Oooh, fun! I wonder if the cables will be able to support an adult’s weight? That’s too tempting!

  5. Ian said

    My thoughts went where Babooshka’s did. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. JM said

    That is so amazing! Fantastic work!

  7. Katya said

    Thatis really way too cool! Mark and Ben would LOVE that!

  8. Becky said

    I do love places like this. They make everyone want to be a scientist…until you get in the classroom and realize what you REALLY have to do with that stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚ If I ever visit Glasgow, I’ll definitely stop at this place.

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