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Dr Mordrid
5th January 2007, 21:10
Making plasma from seedless grapes;


Cool :)

5th January 2007, 21:50
wow, who knew grapes stored so much potential energy.

6th January 2007, 04:27
nice! Very cool when they used the inverted glass.

Is there much of a risk when trying this at home? (My microwave is underneath my gas boiler ;))

6th January 2007, 04:44
Yes, very cool. I wonder if I should try this out sometime. Thanks for sharing, M. :)

6th January 2007, 16:21
Ha, neat! :)

Jon P. Inghram
6th January 2007, 16:30
I've done the grape thing many times without harm, although never with a glass over it. I'd recommend you put a glass of water in the microwave along with the grape, because without anything to absorb the microwaves the magnetron can overheat and be damaged if you run it long enough like that, or worse, the standing waves could cause arcing.