Amazing High Voltage Water Bridge ( Water Thread) Defies Gravity! Fascinating Science


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    rwg42985rwg42985

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    In this video i use high voltage to make a water Bridge ( Water Thread) that appears to Defies Gravity!! Quite cool!
    however the understanding of whats going on is not very clear and I find that interesting...
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    journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.88.033019
    freakshow.com/v-video-nqahQcjJXeM.html
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_thread_experiment

    The Fourth Phase of Water: Dr. Gerald Pollack at TEDxGuelphU
    freakshow.com/v-video-i-T7tCMUDXU.html
    rwgresearch.com/open-projects/the-high-voltage-water-bridge/
    ~Russ Gries

    Pollack  Gerald  eazy water  Water Bridge  Water Thread  Defies Gravity  

Unhealthy Burrito
Unhealthy Burrito

WHY?

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Matt Lacdao
Matt Lacdao

How did they even discovered this

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Esen Salamatov
Esen Salamatov

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv6eGTfsFzU watch this, same thing but with oil

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Casey Edwards
Casey Edwards

this is yourrrrrrr daily dose of internet...

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Arizona Dank
Arizona Dank

Daily dose brought me here lol interesting content right here

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Pᴀʀᴀsᴇʟᴇɴᴇ Tᴀᴏ
Pᴀʀᴀsᴇʟᴇɴᴇ Tᴀᴏ

Reminds me of microwaving sliced (but still attached) grapes. For those of you unaware, google it or look it up on youtube. "plasma arc grapes in microwave"

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Daily Dose Of Internet
Daily Dose Of Internet

Thank you for letting other people share and upload this video! I really appreciate it!

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Winter IsPretty
Winter IsPretty

Ey I see you

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Sebastian Jerome
Sebastian Jerome

I got here from you

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Ryan from Kansas
Ryan from Kansas

A friend of mine had a dad who is an electrical engineer when we were in high school, showed us this back then. I had forgotten all about it.

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rwg42985
rwg42985

+Defoggywelcome :) ~Russ

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Defoggy
Defoggy

Hi, I came here from your video lol

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Peter Drbal
Peter Drbal

Hi Russ , can I please ask what is the power suplly gadget 15 kV I may try to purchase on ebay seems like very limited choice .....is there any keyword I may not know while shoping for it ? What model you used ??Thanks

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Murphy deffa
Murphy deffa

wet string might help to form bridge

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KG Salvage
KG Salvage

Very cool Russ!

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david lahey
david lahey

How does a magnetic field affect it?

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Zurkster
Zurkster

As someone else suggested, colouring both containers to see if there is an interaction, or flow between beakers. I'm wondering if the charge doesn't draw some water over in one direction? Also will the bridge form easier if the water level is as high as possible, thus reducing the surface tension?

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Ruwetuin
Ruwetuin

Open source because the water is from an open source?

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richcollins513
richcollins513

With that logo I imagine your an HODInfo member? If not check em out. Thanks for posting

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LiveToby
LiveToby

looks like snot

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Lucas Becker
Lucas Becker

amazing im think if you put some ink you could see the flows of the water

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Basement Lab Productions
Basement Lab Productions

I love this experiment--I used it when I was teaching physics as an example of something that's pretty easy to do, awesome, and not completely understood. One of the things we did was to put universal pH indicator in the beakers. It causes enough conductivity to really shrink the bridge, but the pH difference is fascinating. We also sprinkled fine powder (1 um corundum grit) into the water while shining a laser through the bridge, and filmed it at 1000 fps. The little particles were zipping through the bridge in a helical pattern. We were just using a ballast and a flyback transformer to generate the high voltage--you've got a much cooler power supply.

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The Sinusaurier
The Sinusaurier

Just belive a huge capacitor I parallel to that water jars... As the capacitor charges up, the voltage increase so the bridge starts to form but as soon as the bridge has build up current can flow which will discharge the capacitor rapidly and the water bridge will explode... Just an idea.....

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The Sinusaurier
The Sinusaurier

3:50 was that Corona wind blowing on the surface of the water?

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Nothing\
Nothing\

You should do this with colored water in one side and plain water on the other.

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ipie
ipie

dry the plastic rod then charge it by rubbing it with wool then see how the bridge reacts within the area

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ipie
ipie

I would like to see the difference between the gap you can achieve in a humid enviroment compared to a dry enviroment.

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Kchink Flinch
Kchink Flinch

Hey Russ, awesome videos! Can you try heating and also chilling the water and see if there is any difference to room temp water?

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Delta Papa
Delta Papa

what happens with saturated waters? sodiums or metal salts

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Steven l Campbell
Steven l Campbell

i would like to see, if you could, die one side, with something that would not effect the water property two much. i would like to see if there is a transfer of some sort maybe a two way path we can observe. just a thought great job on the experiments.

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Crohkor Threetoes
Crohkor Threetoes

I think it would be interesting to see what would happen if you add a drop of food coloring to one of the beakers while the bridge is formed.

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Steven l Campbell
Steven l Campbell

wouldnt it be interesting if there was a distinct line in the center of the bridge from colors to clear

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MICSOMASS123
MICSOMASS123

this is awesome - maybe try with a jacobs ladder setup

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George Robles
George Robles

I would like to see how far of a gap you can get using a water soaked cotton string

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Mathew Todd
Mathew Todd

It would be an interesting experiment to see in space. Without gravity it might get very thin, and with the right tuning the bridge might feasibly be atoms wide. Add some extremely sensitive equipment you might even see the electromagnetic field in detail.

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InCoherence
InCoherence

Thank you for doing this research.

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Douglas Huth
Douglas Huth

What would happen if you were to siphon or draw water from the bridge? What happens when light travels through the bridge?

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dmwtech
dmwtech

fascinating. at the end of this video, it looked like a high voltage plasma arc?? through the water bridge?? cool stuff. Thanks Russ.

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xef6
xef6

awesome video :) is it possible to try this with colder conditions? i wonder how much the boiling interferes with the stability ⚡️💨

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The Kaveman
The Kaveman

Did you make the hv power supply ?

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The Kaveman
The Kaveman

Placing an ac signal on top of dc signal to modulate dc.. To see what effect could be possible

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The Kaveman
The Kaveman

Experiments , effect of magnets , effect of placing the cathode above one beaker as opposed to inside a second beaker to see if water travels vertically , cathode could have a ballon filled with water around it ..

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The Kaveman
The Kaveman

@15:16 did you see the arcing .. With water

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The Kaveman
The Kaveman

One thing is does the water migrate from cathode to anode ? Do the beakers become different volumes ? You could try different colour food dye in one beaker and see if it migrates

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kyoukoku
kyoukoku

I wonder if we could see any shear stresses in the thread if you illuminate the experiment with polarised light and then use a circular polarising filter on the camera lens to see any interference pattern. Would also be interesting to see if light of particular wavelengths has any effect, e.g. UV & IR, and maybe even high power lasers if you have access to any of that.

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Tom Burke
Tom Burke

What brand & model of HV power supply is that?

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rwg42985
rwg42985

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc562zErhMQ ~Russ

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TheOneCypher
TheOneCypher

Why isn't there a electrolysis going on? There should be a lot of (oxygen and hydrogen) bubbles around the electrodes! You've played a lot with the high voltage till the fuse breaked... Did you smell some ozone? Does the waterbridge react to a magnet field? The right water level was lower than the left.. why? shouldn't it equalize itself ?

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CCDetecting and Scrapping
CCDetecting and Scrapping

That's some pretty interesting stuff Russ, is the water wrapping around the voltage charge between the two beakers? If so, does that increase or decrease surface tension? Pretty cool stuff, Take care russ and God bless, chris

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Steven l Campbell
Steven l Campbell

oh another good thought how does it affect surface tension and buoyancy

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tablatronix
tablatronix

use an hbridge to reverse the current and move volume back and forth ?

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Terry Kemmerer
Terry Kemmerer

From what I can see...It appears that even though your water levels in the two beakers become unequal in height with each other, the water bridge does not seem to allow a siphon effect to be established between the beakers to equalize the water. Why not?

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Terry Kemmerer
Terry Kemmerer

When the bridge breaks, up the voltage a bit and then try shooting a mist horizontally across the tops of the beakers spraying from one beaker toward the other and see if you can reactivate the bridge.

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dasraiser
dasraiser

I wonder if the water stream diameter is proportional to the current flowing through it.

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1st Rooster
1st Rooster

very interesting wonder. if it would follow a wire between the beaker's

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Jon Bigman
Jon Bigman

This phenomena is due to the waters plasma content. Hydrogen has a very big plasma field around it. When it forms molecules of water it is H2+O1. Two times the plasma content that a single atom of hydrogen has plus the additional Oxygen content. In my researches the plasma is the very thing that causes light lensing and waters ability to conduct heat and the electrical potential. Very interesting indeed. It is also the very thing that makes water the ultimate solvent. Because it contains a very high count of plasma. Since plasma is everywhere waters plasma density is higher and gets pulled into matter trying to self equalize, forcing hydrogen and oxygen into matter as best it can, depending on the matter itself.

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leseptumear kaladorian
leseptumear kaladorian

maybe build 2 pedestals with adjustable screws or allthread to eliminate using the insulator to seperate and use it for the next part of the bridge pedestals

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deathstar
deathstar

thank you for doing this

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leseptumear kaladorian
leseptumear kaladorian

maybe build 2 pedestals with adjustable screws or allthread to eliminate using the insulator to seperate and use it for the next part of the bridge pedestals

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Victor Fontaine
Victor Fontaine

Add colorant for see the water mouvement

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Ergo Pehtla
Ergo Pehtla

It would be interesting to see if the bridge can be modulated with electromagnet and sine voltage in the audio range. Magnet shall be hanging on top and isolated (maybe with small glass cup) of course :-)

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CellZapper
CellZapper

I suggest a speaker voice coil near the water bridge to modulate the bridge, as a small current is flowing through the bridge, making a small magnetic field" it should be "bendable" " movable" just like the wire in a mercury bath school experiment. The evidence of the surface tension effect of the water can be seen by the water bridge getting "tighter" "finer" as the current is reduced, and also the bellying out and failure as the current is brought to the max failure point, the surface tension can no longer able to hold the thread together.Try adding detergent to lower the surface tension (tiny amount), I suspect the bridge will not be able to be sustained well.Chris

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kev wallcroft
kev wallcroft

Think you been mixing with J H to much ha ha

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Gristle Von Raben
Gristle Von Raben

behaves almost like a weak ferro-fluid

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deslomeslager
deslomeslager

Stir the water real good (2 minutes or so). It will add extra oxygen. Now let's see if the bridge behaves differently? I see some other coll experiments in here, like extra beakers, magnetism, dissolve extra particles in the water (try ionic silver if you will) etc. So enough to be experiment ;-) Thanks for sharing.

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MichaelSmathers
MichaelSmathers

Pass the water bridge through the middle of a vortex coil

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swampratt36
swampratt36

Hey Russ what would the effect be by using "heavy water" ? No bridge, or a spark inducing gap ?

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Sash Swanny
Sash Swanny

best vid you've posted in a while

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sk8pkl
sk8pkl

try it inside a vaccum if possible! + test surface tension of the + , - water and the water that droped all over. look for visual diffrence in surface tension after a longtime of bridge sustained vs short time. see if you can make longer bridges by putting a subwoofer under the table. testing diffrent frequencies.

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sk8pkl
sk8pkl

The Undiscovered Country yeah, but lets do it anyways!

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The Undiscovered Country
The Undiscovered Country

The water would boil away in a vacuum.

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J Decker
J Decker

you should add some drops of food color - it it a flow?

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Willeexd
Willeexd

Do*

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Willeexd
Willeexd

J Decker when my he psu is done I can so that

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Justin B
Justin B

you can use this effect in building a switch i imagine. why use ionized water? whats inside your power supply? you have full wave rectifier?

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cap10h
cap10h

Hey Russ, Could you use neodymium magnets near by the bridge and see if there any effect on it ? if there is current, there is magnetic field

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Richard Smith
Richard Smith

Water is diamagnetic, so it would be repelled by the magnetic field anyway, it indeed could help stabilize the bridge by reducing the effect gravity is having.

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Steven l Campbell
Steven l Campbell

You could probably use some magnets to stabalize the brigde to a longer path.

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DkleinD
DkleinD

Hey Russ, I think it was Moray King that talked about something like this, but I have heard people have done electrolysis with pure water by aligning the molecules with a hv charge and then "breaking" the bonds(like shattering a crystal) with a large capacitive discharge. Would love so see you experiment with that. Even just a large hv capacitive discharge on its own across the gap would be interesting. Also seeing how it interacts with a magnetic field would be nice. It would be cool also to see how much water you could suspend between 2 plates. Maybe see how the bridge is effected by heating or cooling. Could you put it in the freezer and freeze the bridge? Does this work with other dielectric liquids like oils? Can you put food coloring in each glass to see how the water is flowing? Thanks for doing what you do! Peace.

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hd the wise
hd the wise

stick your finger in the water bridge

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Clifford Kauffman
Clifford Kauffman

So what would happen if you use regular water, i.e. what does the "double deionization" do to it?

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XerotoLabs
XerotoLabs

I winder if you used a strobe or looked at slow mo if its individual small droplets or if the bridge is solid shape? like how falling water looks solid stream but is actually may fast moving drips .

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Steven l Campbell
Steven l Campbell

good experiment to try . I would guess that it is a solid brige to allow the electron flow any gaps seems to produce arcing like a tesla coil.

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XerotoLabs
XerotoLabs

never mind , i was not far enough in to see the slow mo shots .

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Diadon Acs
Diadon Acs

Fun times :)

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Trent Wainwright
Trent Wainwright

What kind of sorcery is this?!?

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NERDVille
NERDVille

Russ that is INCREDIBLE!!! Another example of fascinating use of physics. I love how the water changes its gauge from the current it pulls.

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Syrnian
Syrnian

You have to do a hot dog.

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DrDeathAribertHeim
DrDeathAribertHeim

Try get it connect through a tube of wounded up copper tubing with gravitated field.

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Romario Spencer
Romario Spencer

Think you should try the same thing with a different state of water like steam/ vapour to see how much forms of any.

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Romario Spencer
Romario Spencer

Electricity and waterLink this to clouds and maybe it leads you to why they are so heavy but yet still float with large amounts of water

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Unhealthy Burrito
Unhealthy Burrito

good thinking.

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Anonymous User
Anonymous User

Suggestions huh? What if you add a third beaker? Start the bridge using #3 in center with#1&2 wired beakers touching only #3. Or perhaps place glass rod in each beaker see if the water will bridge across the rods above the water level in beakers? Glass tubing? Put dye or marker of some type(s), different colors?, with non metallic properties, with metallic properties, with/without magnetic properties? Can it be manipulated in some fashion or does it have a reaction from these variables. Is there a flow? if so which direction? does it alternate? we already see it fluctuates. Are you pumping in at AC or DC current. Are you using tap or distilled water? It's counter intuitive action of seeming to stretch further with lower amperage is triggering some thing in memory but Ill post again later if it develops but it is completely expected that it is much larger bridge diameter when higher amps but gravity has more significant effect. That is weird since gravity should affect equally and I think if displacement was calculable at thin bridge over larger distance may be very close indeed to displacement of thick bridge over short distance. I agree very fascinating, See 4th phase of water, Gerald Pollack, Thunderbolts Project? Be careful, that's a whole lotta pixies your messing round with. Peace

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Michel PASTOR
Michel PASTOR

Hi Russ. Very nice replication ! I first learned about this phenomenon in Gerald Pollack's book "The fourth phase of water". Do you known Gerald Pollack and did you read his book ? There is a picture of this experiment in it but it is the first time I see it on video. Could you observe something in the dark when the bridge was made ? One thing you maybe can try is to put the alligator clips fully submerged under the water to have a higher breakdown voltage between the electrodes and maybe make it possible to initiate a bridge with the beakers farther apart without creating an arc. Your idea to try to influence the bridge with light seems like a very good idea too as the book I was talking about links the influence of light on the structure of the water that could allow the bridge to form. I'm really tired right now but I will read the links you provided and try to come up with better ideas tomorrow. Cheers.

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Michel PASTOR
Michel PASTOR

After a quick search it looks like you can make a rheoscopic fluid by using fine mica powder. The good thing is mica is an insulator. Check out this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Rheoscopic-Fluid/

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Michel PASTOR
Michel PASTOR

You could also try dispersing very fine non conductive particles in the water. Laser printer toner might be a good candidate. I would expect to see the particles concentrated in the center of the water rope and be excluded from the periphery.

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Michel PASTOR
Michel PASTOR

Just another idea I didn't put much reflection into: trying to use a rheoscopic fluid if it can be non conductive to try to visualize the flow between and inside the beakers.

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Bocgwei LW
Bocgwei LW

add food coloring to each beaker... see what the transfer is.

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Steven l Campbell
Steven l Campbell

I had the same thought about transfer. i did not see your comment till after i commented.

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NERDVille
NERDVille

I used ground black peppercorn seeds in an experiment to teach my kids about surface tension of water. It does look to me that there is no flow here but just a bridge, I would like to see some differential elevation to see what happens.

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Ergo Pehtla
Ergo Pehtla

And swapping of the containers is needed as dye might not be neutral so this effect can be tested before conclusions.

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Cloxxki
Cloxxki

If so, let's see if it can pump vertically. I suspect will only follow gravity.

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Cloxxki
Cloxxki

Exactly what I was going to say. That or glitter. I wonder to which extent level difference affects it. Ideally both vessels on scales to measure the rate of transfer. Also, with the polarity flipped, might it pump water up? Probably too mcuh to be asked from nature.

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HRM Weapons Machinist
HRM Weapons Machinist

Use Dye metal flakes or see if

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Tom Bisson
Tom Bisson

Just a thought.. Could you try putting some graphite powder in the water to enhance its conductivity. Try touching a LED to the bridge and see if it lights up. Se how magnets effect the bridge.

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SpeedLocked
SpeedLocked

cool dude, bicarb with uv, nice to be able to see what's moving where, other chemicals in solution, the bridge appears to be moving, I noticed the water levels didn't try to equalize, which is what water does normally, cool

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hydniq
hydniq

nice video

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zeemanjr
zeemanjr

Hey Russ, I think you should add food colouring to one beaker to show what is actually happening to the water flow. Pete.

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SpeedLocked
SpeedLocked

Not first

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SpeedLocked
SpeedLocked

cos the ladies always come first

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