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Water bending with static electricity

  1. Sep 6, 2014 #1
    thinking about growing cacti in a tropical climate...could i perhaps build a charged scaffold around them to keep most of the rainwater away? if this is possible i might lose the walls i tend to stay in as well by upscaling it.
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  3. Sep 6, 2014 #2


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    Hi rudedude. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5725/red5e5etimes5e5e45e5e25.gif [Broken]

    You have a couple of neat ideas there. :smile:

    But if you are going to put up a sturdy structure I think you may as well give it a retractable roof and it should then better deal with torrential downpours. :approve:

    The enemy of electrostatics is .... moisture and humidity. :cry: So I think you'd be facing an uphill battle trying to ward off even gentle showers, let alone steady rain. :cry: When hit by an electrostatic force I believe falling raindrops tend to tear themselves apart into hundreds of tiny droplets, compounding the problem.

    Perhaps try growing succulents instead? :tongue:

    Good luck!
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