Fwd: Gravitational Constant varies with orientation
**a. DEADLINE THURSDAY: GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT - SCIENCE NEWS WEEK.
I'm looking for comments, positive or skeptical, on this claim: An MIT
physicist claims to have experimentally demonstrated that the force
of gravitation between two test bodies varies with their orientation in
space -- an admittedly amazing claim. They say Newton's constant G changes
with the orientation by at least 0.054 percent. The paper, "Experimental
Evidence That the Gravitational Constant Varies with Orientation," has been
accepted in the journal, Gravitation and Cosmology, for publication in June.
A draft of this paper may be accessed here:
www.arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0202058. Science News Week is a wire service that
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