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Stonemagnet/ Experiment No.08

Stonemagnet/ Experiment No.08

Material/ Stonemagnet, granite slab, cone of steel
Measures/ various
2016/ Berlin/ Germany

Set-up and Execution/
A vacuum-stone magnet is hung from the ceiling by a steel cable. The apparatus hovers about 2 cm over the
ground and lifts a heavy granite paving stone using suction. A steel cone is positioned centrally under the
vacuum-stone magnet and the paving stone.
After about 20 minutes the granite plate will no longer adhere to the magnet, will fall onto the steel cone
and break apart.