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    Sleep is optional Sebastian's Avatar
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    Singing Tesla Coils

    At Fermilab in Batavia, IL.





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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    Striking images. . .literally. Beautiful shots. Especially like that second one.
    please do not edit and repost my photos


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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    yikes! sparky things in a nuclear research facility! Makes me nervous ...


    My brother used to live right near there in Batavia, but I never got to visit.
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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    Gary,

    Thanks!

    Opus,

    You should rest easy knowing that Fermi is not, nor has ever been, a nuclear research facility. Robert Wilson, the founding director, worked on the Manhattan project. He left that behind to dedicate his life to peaceful research.
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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    Fermi doesn't split atoms, it smashes particles!

    Always wanted to visit there. Pictures are great, Seb. I agree with everyone else, two is my favorite.

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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    Actually this reminds me of something I viewed on the science and discovery channel one day recently. Some researchers are trying to control lighting strikes! So far, by shooting a cetain gaseous combination into the sky they have had some success in luring the lighting to strike through the path of the gas allowing them to cause the lighting to hit where they want. Very primitive stages, but its main use could be for harnessing the power of lightening for energy purposes and also for military purposes.
    please do not edit and repost my photos


    gary


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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    It's more fun it make the Tesla Coils....
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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    WOW! Those are really COOL looking!
    Are those really Tesla Coils?
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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    researchers are trying to control lighting strikes!
    Evil geniuses 'r' us already have a design for that.
    The Fist-Of-God revenge weapon.

    Consists of:
    Drainpipe
    Battery/launch controller
    Copper wire
    Solid fuel rocket
    Lightning detector
    Small explosive shaped charge

    Pipe hidden in auger hole.
    Lightning detector controls rocket launch.
    Shaped charge blows the soil off the top of the tube before launch
    Rocket trails copper wire, earthed to metal drainpipe
    Gets up to a few hundred feet
    ZOT !
    Lightning vapourises the copper wire and then multiple strikes up and down the metallised conductive path.
    If the FoG is buried close to your target, it increases the chance of a strike.

    I've read enough of the Wizard of ID to know lightning always goes Zot
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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    And they can play music, too:


    Or make a hand portable gun
    http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/03...esla-coil-gun/
    PAul

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    Re: Singing Tesla Coils

    Very nice shots, Sebastian.
    Smart Wombat - I hope my teens never see that, as we have really heavy lightening storms
    almost ever day.

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