Physics

How tall is this building?

What happens when you keep building a skyscraper higher and higher? You may run into some problems with the laws physics. The higher you build, the faster the top of the building moves around the earth, and you end up with strong centrifugal forces. What could possibly go wrong?

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Creator/Writer: Dianna Cowern
Animator: Kyle Norby
Writer/Researcher: Sophia Chen
Editor: Jabril Ashe

Thanks to Kyle Kitzmiller for 3D-printing the props for this video!

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