I looked at this as Senior Thesis project in Engineering College. One of the problems was the so-called Coriolis forces acting on the fluid. These forces would be nil at the equator and on the Poles.
Does the author know of the guy who tried this in a mine shaft in So. America?
Robert L Hamilton, Engineer
posted by Robert Hamilton
April 20, 2009
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