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Kelvin’s Thunderstorm

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In this video, Derek Muller explains how an experiment known as Lord Kelvin’s thunderstorm generates electricity from falling water. The set-up relies on a positive feedback loop that creates a separation of charge between the two streams of water. Check out the video for a great demonstration and explanation. If you prefer your science with a more dystopian flavor, there’s a second version of the video made in collaboration with the Hunger Games movies.  (Video credit: Veritasium; submitted by entropy-perturbation)

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