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Northwestern Scientists Study Mystery of Static Electricity

Clip: 01/02/2020 | 6m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

Static electricity was first described more than 2,500 years ago, but scientists have never been able to fully explain what causes it. At Northwestern University, two doctoral students along with their professor have now developed a model they say helps explain the phenomenon.

Aired: 01/02/20

Rating: NR

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