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Subject: Speed of electricity

Posted by Justin France
Grade level: 7-9
School: Lakeshore high school
City: Parker State/Province: Colorado
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
My question is this:  If we were to run an electrical cord up to the top of a 
high-rise building and send electricity up and down the cord, would the 
electricity travel faster going down because of gravity?  If so, I believe 
it would only travel like a millionth of a nanosecond faster, and it would be 
immeasureable. I would guess that gravity can play some part in this, because 
if the gravity of a black hole can bend light then it must effect electricity.

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