By Sinaloa Science Center
Materia, Sinaloa Science Center Museum
View of the artistic installation Chijikinkutsu (2020-01-16) by Nelo AkamastsuSinaloa Science Center
Look at the materials, Chijiinkutsu is made with water, glass cups, sewing needles, and copper wire.
In Japanese, Chijiki means geomagnetism, and suikikutsu is a sound installation used in Japanese gardens that reproduces the sound of water drops.
Observe the needles, their movement, and location in a north-south direction that occurs due to geomagnetism.
Artistic installation Chijikinkutsu (2020-01-20) by Nelo AkamatsuSinaloa Science Center
This magnetic field of the planet has allowed the use of compasses for centuries.
The earth's magnetic field serves as a shield to a significant amount of solar radiation. It even provides a targeting system for migratory birds and even bacteria that live in the ocean.
View of the artistic installation Chijikinkutsu (2020-01-20) by Nelo AkamatsuSinaloa Science Center
In current planet research, it is known that neither the Moon, Mars, nor Venus has a magnetic field like Earth's.
In what other ways does the earth's magnetic field impact our lives?
The global magnetic model - which allows us to locate ourselves through worldwide transport and communication systems - was inaccurate because, since 2018, there has been a shift in the magnetic north pole. Many efforts are currently being made to comfort the model more accurately. The current generation of researchers did not expect the rapid movement of the magnetic north towards Siberia.
Students at the Chijikinkutsu artistic installation (2020-01-20) by Nelo AkamatsuSinaloa Science Center
Look at the way the copper wire is arranged. This shape is called a coil or inductor. In which electrical devices do you think it is used?
Materia Logo (2020-01-20) by Materia, Sinaloa Science Center MuseumSinaloa Science Center
Chijikinkutsu by Nelo Akamatsu is part of the inaugural cycle of Materia, the Museum of the Sinaloa Science Center.