Electrostatic Toothpick Experiment – static electricity

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Sparks from Falling Water: Kelvin’s Thunderstorm

So the people from the Hunger Games came to me and they asked me if I wanted to do an experiment that would be related to power generation. And strangely, there is this one idea that I’ve been thinking about for years, and now finally I have the chance to do it. Come check it […]

Turns Out, Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

[♩INTRO] So you’re walking along, minding your own business, when you notice something out of the corner of your eye and look up. That’s when you see thousands upon thousands of spiders on long silk balloons falling from the sky all at once. You’ve just witnessed one of the most incredible,and terrifying, natural phenomena on […]

Information Theory part 5: History of Static Electricity

Around 600 BC lived Thales of Miletus, widely regarded as the first Greek philosopher, as he was the first to give a purely natural explanation of the phenomena he observed. A key observation that he made was that certain stones– such as amber– when rubbed against fur would exhibit a strange property. The amber seemed […]

High voltage “Air threads”

For maximum fun we want to combine… high-voltage, water, and dry ice. This is a little negative ion generator. Puts out about seven thousand volts, hooks right to AC. Couple of different places sell it. “Electronics Goldmine” is one of them. The ground goes to the power line, and that’s the negative high-voltage. And then […]