posted on Feb, 7 2014 @ 10:10 AM
Thank you to everyone for their interesting and helpful comments. I find that the effect I described, of small variations of capacitor discharge rate
over very short spans of time, persists in a 'hands off' mode. Body capacitance can probably be ruled out.
To deal with a number of other concerns that were raised, I next propose to try the experiment with a large air gap capacitor, at a location well away
from other electrical devices, electrical wiring and radio frequency sources. Will report back here with my results.
edit on 7-2-2014 by Ross
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