any technological effect that simulates gravity, esp. in a spaceship
A Globe as small as that would not possess sufficient gravity to keep such minute beings on it. And if they endowed it with an artificial gravity, such as they did to the ship through their electronic forces…it would also flatten out the polar bosses and the equatorial bulge.
The magnetizer control under the chart-room was altered, our artificial gravity cut off. I felt the sudden lightness; I gripped the window casement and clung.
An ‘artificial gravity’ system, based on the properties of the electro-magnetic field, could be turned on and regulated at will.
When he was about half his usual weight, the artificial gravity went on, and from that time on, there was no further change.
‘I'm looking it up right now. Hmm… you didn’t produce artificial gravity, did you?’ ‘Of course. To let the Queels feed.’ ‘Shouldn’t have done that… Queels are light-gravity creatures… When they're subjected to an unusual—for them—gravity, they shrink down to microscopic size, lose consciousness and die.’ ‘But you told me to produce artificial gravity.’
Others proposed hollow, spinning cylinders so that centrifugal force could provide artificial gravity.
The ship whined, straining against its own artificial gravity, creating a gyro effect.
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