Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/04/ipads_in_space/
iPads in spa-a-a-a-ce!
Rockin' the Vomit Comet for science
The next time you take your iPad into space, remember that it has a screen-rotation lock next to its volume-control rocker switch. You may need it.
As any fanboi toting Apple's magical and revolutionary device knows, the iPad's accelerometer allows it to reorient its display so that down is always down, no matter in which orientation it's rotated.
For reasons possibly related to chocolate, cheese, or cuckoo clocks, a Swiss television show by the name of Einstein was curious as to whether the iPad's display-rotation skills would work in zero gravity. So they took a ride in the affectionately named Vomit Comet to find out:
Our thanks to PadGadget for pointing out this triumph of the scientific method. ®