Scientists Create ‘Lightning in a Bottle’ for 1st Time in History (VIDEO)

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Scientists have created a ring of plasma in mid air, the equivalent of capturing lightning in a bottle, using only a stream of high pressured water and a crystal plate, achieving what was once thought impossible.

Plasma is one of the four most common states of matter on Earth, and is comprised of highly ionized gas. Lightning is a form of plasma, as is the weather phenomenon Saint Elmo’s fire, when glowing balls of light appear on pointed objects during storms. Fluorescent light bulbs and neon lights contain other forms of plasma.

Plasma doesn’t usually have a defined shape, for instance lightning forms in a fork shape as it follows the path of least resistance through the air. Man-made plasmas have only ever been created in vacuum chambers or electromagnetic fields.

Morteza Gharib, Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering at Caltech, said he was surprised he and his team were able to create a stable ring of plasma. “We were told by some colleagues this wasn’t even possible,” Francisco Pereira of the Marine Technology Research Institute said. “But we can create a stable ring and maintain it for as long as we want, no vacuum or magnetic field or anything.”

The scientists used a stream of water and a crystal plate to make the ring of plasma. The stream of water was thinner than a human hair and was blasted from a nozzle that hit the crystal plate at about 1,000 feet per second (304.8 meters per second). When the jet hit the crystal, the water created a flow of positively charged ions on the negatively charged surface.

This creates a “triboelectric effect,” when an electric charge builds up due to friction with another material. This triggers a flow of electrons to the water’s surface, which then ionizes the atoms and molecules in the gas near the water, creating the round shaped plasma. As long as the water flow remains constant, the ring will keep its shape.

Curiously, the researchers discovered their phones picked up high levels of radio frequency when they were in the same room as the experiment, which revealed the plasma ring was emitting radio frequencies. “That’s never been seen before,” Pereira said.

The team’s findings are further detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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  • Cynical Old Bastard
  • TrevorD

    “for 1st Time in History”
    Maybe Tesla would disagree strongly, if he were still alive.

    • Freespirit


      • TrevorD

        Indeed. How’s it going my friend, all good?

        • Freespirit

          I am slowly but surely reducing my comments, as I said I would.

          I am mainly concentrating now on talking only about SOLUTIONS, which almost everyone HATES to talk about, to their PERIL , I might add and have stated such before

          I am pushing their COWARDICE and lack of INTEGRITY into their faces because it is getting too close to ZERO hour, or MIDNIGHT as some say 🙂

          • TrevorD

            Did you see the news that possibly Jacob Rothschild was involved in the helicopter and aircraft collision over his estate in England? Here is just one link of many

          • Freespirit

            Thanks Trevor BUT let’s not “jump the gun”, so-to-speak.

            We don’t know who were on the aircraft and further it would not be the first time Zionists and/or Freemason parasites and/or their “useful idiots” would fake a death to escape their “comeuppance” when all hell was about to come down on their heads

            What I Like is that so many people are actually wishing it is Rothschild, by presuming it is 🙂

            I will celebrate if it is PROVEN that he died in that crash and it was my IRA Brethren in Ireland who did it

            I WILL know from them, eventually

          • Freespirit
          • TrevorD

            Good info, thanks.

  • James Wood

    Frankenstein is next?

  • Tom Kuzma

    For more on plasma, from plasma physicists, look here: