In this fantastic video from the International Space Station, tiny drops of water are set into a beautiful electro-static orbit around, of all things, a knitting needle.
Don Pettit, aboard the International Space Station, uses a syringe, a piece of paper, a knitting needle, and water to demonstrate the effects of attraction between charged materials in a micro-gravity environment.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 02/7/12