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Battling Space Junk With a Tractor Beam of Static Electricity

An idea on how to clean up the increasing amounts of space junk by charging objects with electrons.

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How Van de Graaff Generators Work

A good description of static electricity and how Van de Graaff Generators work. Including how to make your own. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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William Gilbert

William Gilbert (1544-1603) work in 1600 was the standard work throughout Europe on electrical and magnetic phenomena. He made the first clear distinction between magnetic and the amber effect ...

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Static Fluid Pressure

Details of how to calculate the pressure exerted by a static fluid.

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Which way does electricity REALLY flow?

Details of what electric current is and how it is measured. The site corrects many misconceptions about electricity.

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Kilo What?

A page introducing the general concept of electricity with good links off e.g. "Watered Down Electricity".

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What is Electricity

Most of us couldn't get by without it... but what is electricity? This site offers a nice, clear explanation and plenty more links.

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Electricity Transmission System

How do you transport electricity? Follow its journey from power plant to your home.

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Articles on electricity

A thorough and passionate clarification of the many misconceptions in electrical study which arise at school. Ideal for non-specialist staff who are not too sure what "electricity" actually is.

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NPL Beginners' Guide - Electricity

An overview of the measurement of electricity.

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