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July 20, 2009

Zero

devadutta @ 9:02 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1248123748 ) Play

What are(were) these towers used for? The other pic is a hint.

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Cracked by: shenoyvarun86, krudebox , udupendra , Dibyo , tete80 , Logik , duriel , Rogi , Siddharth Jain and Hitesh T S.

Answer:

Quoting udupendra

The picture shows a shot tower used to manufacture lead shots. You drop molten lead from the top, and catch it in a water basin at the bottom. The free fall in between shapes the projectile appropriately.


23 Responses to “Zero”

  1. Drop towers used to experience weightlessness before actually experiencing it!
    Pic shows a certain Mr Foale experiencing weightlessness in an ISS


  2. anirudh patil

    Zero gravity testing??


  3. krudebox
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    Shot Tower – is a tower designed for the production of shot balls by freefall of molten lead, which is then caught in a water basin. The shot is used for projectiles in firearms.

    Its a type of Drop-Tower – used to produce a controlled period of weightlessness for an object under study

    Direct quotes from wiki


  4. abhijeet

    zero-gravity training for astronauts


  5. Drop Towers to study microgravity


  6. udupendra
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    The picture shows a shot tower used to manufacture lead shots. You drop molten lead from the top, and catch it in a water basin at the bottom. The free fall in between shapes the projectile appropriately.

    Nice question, I like.


  7. Advaith

    These are drop towers used to simulate weightlesness


  8. Ram

    zero gravity training?


  9. Dibyo
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    This is a Shot Tower (or a Drop Tower) which is used to simulate a free-fall or zero-G.

    Shot Towers are the one’s used to make lead shot. Drop Towers are used for scientific experiments.


  10. emrohit

    This is a “Drop tower” or a “Drop tube” which was used to produce controlled period of zero gravity.
    They are also known as shot towers since they were used to create lead shots – a short period of weightlessness allows molten lead to solidify and make a perfect shot.


  11. tete80

    Wikipedia:
    Clifton Hill Shot Tower (A shot tower is a tower designed for the production of shot balls by freefall of molten lead, which is then caught in a water basin. The shot is used for projectiles in firearms)


  12. Logik
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    This is a ‘shot tower’ used to form ‘shot balls’, as molten lead dropped from the top, under zero gravity becomes pellets.


  13. zero gravity tower for test weightless experiments…


  14. Deepthi JS

    it is a drop tower used to simulate weightlessness


  15. Rogi
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    Is it a drop tower for use in near zero-g experiments?


  16. duriel
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    Shot Towers.

    A shot tower is a tower designed for the production of shot balls by freefall of molten lead.


  17. Rogi
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    Oops! That was the Clifton Hill Shot Tower in Australia.
    Used for making round pellets from molten lead.


  18. 1 is a drop tower to artificially recreate zero gravity situations, like that in 2 (which is natural though).


  19. Siddharth Jain
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    Shot towers – for the production of shot balls from free-falling molten lead. As the lead falls, it experiences weightlessness, and assumes the round shape.


  20. Hitesh T S

    Shot towers. This one is Clifton Hill Shot Tower, Australia. source Wiki


  21. superbrat

    simulate zero g?


  22. Ananth
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    Wild guess.. some sort of zero gravity simulation?


  23. joe

    Drop towers/tubes Zero-G training?


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