I'm doing a science project were I'm trying to prove that radio waves in the air can light a mercury filled bulb. My therory is is that if I attach an antenna to the bulb then the radio waves in the air will excite the mercury and create light. I s this a good idea or am I wasting my time?
Here is an example you might be able to do more easily than with an antenna. It uses a plasma globe, which you can then use in a cheesy movie.
There is still some debate as to what exactly is causing the glow, but it seems this falls on the quasistatic side unless I'm missing the plot.