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Tesla coil demonstration makes science lessons shockingly fun

Daniel GreenhouseDaniel Greenhouse, a senior physics and math major, thinks learning about science should be fun. He began experimenting with electricity when he was 12 years old, and before long he was building Tesla coils that could generate huge arcs of electricity. More recently, Greenhouse helped a group of UCSC physics faculty and local high school teachers develop a physics demonstration for use in high school science classes. The demonstration, involving such electrifying sights as a five-foot bolt of electricity striking a person in a metal suit, is part of the educational outreach activities of the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics. (Full story)

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Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2000
Vol. 5, No. 13

Mail ballot at UCSC reaffirms earlier senate vote on grades

NASA, University of California to form landmark partnership

UCSC fall enrollment exceeds 12,000 students

California Academy inducts four UCSC researchers

Arboretum helps protect rare island succulents, offers garden-grown plants at annual sale

ARCS Foundation honors ten science students at annual luncheon


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