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Electricity from the sky?

In a lightning storm, it's always tempting to wonder if that energy could be captured and used. It turns out that it can, but the amount is so small that it isn't worth doing. A research paper presented to the Electrostatic Society of America describes how to capture energy from the fair-weather electric field in the air, and how it is limited by the circuit properties of the atmosphere.

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The Research page lets you browse and download selected journal articles covering new applications of electrostatics as well as enhancements to existing processes and devices in areas like printing and copying, ESD control, industrial processing, computer displays, spraying, and electrohydrodynamics