Miscellany 2012

Fluorescent tubes under power lines

If you take a normal long fluorescent tube and hold it vertically under a high voltage power line after dark you will be able to see that it lights up of its own accord. Three of us had a go at this a few nights ago near an Oxford substation.

Tubes and pylons at dusk

Tubes being held under pylons at dusk. There is no external power source involved.

Read more...Published on 30th June 2012.

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