electrostatic generator

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electrostatic generator

[i‚lek·trə′stad·ik ′jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(electricity)
Any machine which produces electric charges by friction or (more commonly) electrostatic induction.
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One telling example from The Influence Machine involves how the Chamber, working on behalf of tobacco companies, got a one-sentence amendment into a 4,000-page budget bill in 1999, requiring that any researchers who received government support had to make their data public.
Donohue's pitch involves this tension between threat and opportunity: terrible things could happen to your business; our influence machine can prevent those terrible things from happening.
As the journalist Alyssa Katz describes in her new book, The Influence Machine, "The swift obliteration of the board elections rule .
This latter problem tempted Wimshurst to continue his explorations with electrical apparatus and in 1878 he turned to electrical influence machines that sparked which produced a terrific show, especially at night.