Science: Manmade Lightning

Artificial lightning of 2,000,000 volts, twice the voltage ever before generated experimentally, and ten times greater than the highest voltage used in commercial transmission, was produced at a public demonstration in the Pittsfield (Mass.) laboratories of the General Electric Company, under the guidance of Giuseppe Faccioli, chief electrical engineer of the plant, and Frank W. Peek, Jr., consulting engineer, who invented much of the machinery involved.

The room in which the demonstration took place is 100 feet square by 60 feet high, walled with brick and lined with steel to safeguard the...

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