Monthly Archives: May 2007

Static Electricity from Water

Here is a fascinating, old device: Lord Kelvin’s water drop static electricity generator. Here is a physics class demonstration of it. Do my drops suffer from this distortion? Well, I don’t have such a generator built (yet), so I don’t … Continue reading

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A. M. Worthington – Simply brilliant

When people think of high-speed photography, the name that most often comes to mind is Harold “Doc” Edgerton. And rightly so, as he contributed so much to the discipline. However, in 1876, A. M. Worthington wrote a paper entitled “A … Continue reading

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