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Static electricity. A woman holding the dome of a Van de Graaff generator, making her hair stand on end. The generator creates a negative charge of static electricity. As the woman's hands are on the dome, the charge passes from the dome (where it would otherwise be stored) and through to her hair. As the individual hairs become charged, they repel each other and stand on end. Photographed at the Franklin Institute Museum in Philadelphia USA.
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