Wal Thornhill among others has promoted an Electric Universe Model at www.holoscience.com. The Dynamic Tensegrity Model supports such a view as the following back and forth from the Halton Arp "New Cosmology Forum" demonstrates.

Jim Wright: Consider an electric air pump with a 100 ft. pipe on both the input and the output, and at the ends of the pipes vertical pipes reaching 50 ft. into the air. With the pump running steadily at maximum would there not be a volume around the input where there was low air pressure (and low air density) and a similar volume around the output where there was high air pressure (and high air density), with the space between these two points having a high to low air pressure (density) gradient? And would not the air at a distance from these two points describe a density gradient which blended into the high and low density regions? Now, if no other factors affected the air in this region would it not maintain that density pattern? And could one not call this pattern a warp in the normal distribution of the air?
Substitute two charges, one positive and one negative. These two electrostatic forces would create a very similar density warp in the aether, one of greater density and the other of lesser density. In this instance there would be no aetheral flow, but the aether would be held in a warp pattern so long as the charges were maintained.
Now substitute a solenoid and allow a DC current flow in the winding of the coil to pump the aether through the coil. The analogy to the air pump here is more exact in that there would be a more dense region around the North Pole, where the aether exits, and a less dense region around the South Pole. The aether, seen from afar, would display what appeared to be a stationary warp, even though upon inspection the flow was detected.
Jim Wright

Ed Duffy:
We're almost on the same page except that you view the aether as a single entity (right?) and I view it as particulate. In the case of the air pump, individual molecules of air would flow from the high density region to the low, providing there was no other interference. I suppose you could call the state of non-equillibrium a "warp" but that illustrates a snapshot rather than a dynamic (system in motion).In the case of the battery you have interference from the air. Electrons will flow but at a slow rate until you provide an easier pathway (wire, high matter density, low aether density.) Edward: Let's put the PS in space where there's no air. Then what? Jim W.

Ed Duffy
Need a little more detail than that. Generally speaking with two pressure areas (one loaded with electrons, one with a very low density of electrons) separated by intergallactic aether, I would guess the electrons would disperse randomly until one crossed into the low density area and accerated, creating a wake, drawing in the one behind it, etc. and at some point you'd get a very rapid arc of electricity. (just a guess mind you).

Jim Wright
Alright, my PS consists of two units, one +25 kv and the other -25 kv, connected Gnd. to Gnd. so that my dipoles display a 50 kv difference, one positive and the other negative with respect to ground. The terminals are metal plates with an area (A) of 100 sq. inches, separated by a distance (D) of 10 inches. The capacitor, so formed, has a capacity (C) of 2.244 micro-micro farads, and the charge (Q) on this capacitor, at 50,000 volts, is 0.1122 micro-coulombs. We have drawn N electrons off one plate, leaving it positive, and forced them onto the other plate, making it negative.
We place C in one of the "voids" in intergalactic space, and then disconnect the PS's and bring them back home. There is no material mass in this void to affect our experiment, so there's nothing to constitute a resistance for the electrons to flow through to discharge the capacitor. (A positive ion might drift by every century, or so, and collect an electron, but that would require some 10 to the millionth power years, or so, for job completion, so can reasonably be neglected.)
Under these circumstances the capacitor remains charged and the charges remain separated, with the aether in their vicinity becoming more dense in the vicinity of the positive charge and less dense in the vicinity of the negative charge, with a very steep density gradient between the charged plates.
We have just created a prime example with which to demonstrate the Biefeld-Brown Effect! Note that the negative aether repels the negative plate of C and attracts its positive plate, i.e., an asymmetrical force is created, so we should expect movement in the direction that the positive plate is facing, precisely what we see in experimental setups on Earth when the capacitor is placed in a vacuum!
The formula that fits this situation is Force (F) = mass (m) x acceleration (a), which we re-write to read: a = F/m, for our massive capacitor in space, where there is no other appreciable force to consider. As F and m are both constants, observe that a is also constant and, therefore, that the speed (S) which results continues to increase indefinitely!
Now, if we connect this assembly to Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne, after it gets high enough, no other fuel would be necessary to travel to Mars and return! Of course, in that the attraction/repulsion of this system is a function of the area of the plates of C, as well as the voltage difference, I suspect that 100 foot square plates separated by 100 ft., provided with a half-million volts DC, would be nearer to what would be deployed by Rutan and Co. This aethereal force would have to accelerate SpaceShipOne to a speed at which its centrifugal force exceeded the gravity of the Sun by a goodly amount.
But, I ramble.
Jim Wright

Ed Duffy
Very nice. The negatively charged plate might dissipate electrons (maybe not if the density gradient between the electrons and proton were great enough to continue to hold them in place), many of which might find their way to the positive plate eventually, but your C would probably hold a charge for quite some time if the distance between plates was right. If it did maintain the charge you would get aether flow as the mass impacting the positive plate (impossible under currently accepted "laws") rather than electrons. The experiments described here appear to back up your analysis, although it would take quite a charging to gain significant thrust from aether alone. Another possible power source in space (within a magnetic field anyway) could be as simple as follows: I believe the tether experiments failed because the voltage difference between aether and tether was too great. The tether fried. Try it with a less conductive material and increase the conductivity once the tether is inside a pressure controlled environment. One might be able to use this to charge your capacitor as needed or to maintain high electron flow (put the plates closer together, more bang for your buck).

Jim Wright
In Radio Engineering there's such an animal as a spherical capacitor, where one sphere is inside the other and the two spheres are the plates of the capacitor. The formula for the capacity of this capacitor is:

Ed Duffy
I'll take a stab: The charge (density variance between charged sphere and equillibrium pressure within the system)divided by the voltage difference (density gradient)between the spheres. How'd I do? I must admit I looked up the formula C = Q/delta V. What do you think of the translation?

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