Even Knitting Needles Are Awesome in Space

By Michael Hession on at

Even the most mundane objects and experiences seem to become totally amazing up in space. Like, say, this knitting needle that's been charged with static electricity interacting with tiny droplets of water. Combine the electric charge with the velocity of the droplet, and the result is a gravity-like orbit of the water around the needle.

Neato! Here's to even more ISS astronauts bored enough in space to conduct such experiments. [YouTube]