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DCS# 2B60.30NWU# F-7 Location:    1B3
title: Self Starting Siphon
aka: Tantalus cup

Beaker with a u-tube in center.   When the fluid is above the tube, the siphon starts, and does not stop until the fluid level is below the open end of the tube.

    Would this work on the moon? (ie. with lower gravity?)
    Would changing the density of the liquid change the results?
     How is this like a toilet?
pix of set up