Latest Ball lightning Stories
Ball lightning is a phenomenon that has puzzled some of the best minds for generations, including Aristotle and Nikola Tesla. Now, scientists from the US Air Force Academy say they have some new insights into reproducing the rare form of lightning in the laboratory.
CSIRO scientist John Lowke thinks he has the mysterious balls of lightning thing figured out, despite himself never witnessing one.
Australian astrophysicist Stephen Hughes said that some UFO sightings could be explained by ball lightning and other atmospheric phenomena.
Ball lightning is a circular light phenomena occurring during thunderstorms and there are a large class of reports by eyewitnesses having experienced such events.
Scientists have triggered the electrical precursors to lightning with lasers aimed at thunderstorms for the first time, a new study reports. In a modern-day version of Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment, the scientists placed a mobile laser at the top of New Mexico's 10,500-foot South Baldy Peak and shot laser pulses at two passing thunderstorms, generating electrical activity in the clouds. Franklin proposed an experiment to use a key attached to a kite to trigger...