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Climate models are anticipating that warming temperatures and increased atmospheric water vapor will cause the number of lightning strikes experienced throughout the US to increase by 50 percent.
Hundreds of individuals are injured or killed every year by lightning and STRIKE is here to help Norman, OK (PRWEB) November 04, 2014 STRIKE is a life-safety
Sophisticated Sensor Will Give NOAA Earlier Warnings of Severe Storms PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct.
New Salesforce1 Lightning, the next generation of the Salesforce1 Platform, empowers anyone to quickly build the innovative mobile apps that every company needs SAN FRANCISCO, Oct.
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct.
Keeping a spare on hand simply makes sense. Just as drivers keep spare tires on hand to replace a flat or blowout, NASA routinely maintains “spares,” too.
Designed for Use in the Home, Car, and Business to Enable a Charge and Sync Connection Between iPhones, iPads, and iPods While a Protective Case is in Use. BOSTON, Sept.
Automatic Lightning Protection supplier launches new website offering all necessary lightning protection equipment and installation instruction manuals. Mosinee,
The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed to a $130,000 investment to the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science for the procurement of a tracker vehicle
Pressure readings from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission's (TRMM) fuel tank on July 8 indicated that the satellite was nearly at the end of its fuel supply. As a result, NASA has ceased maneuvers to keep the satellite at its operating altitude of 402 kilometers (~250 miles).
When we think of thunderstorms we have to remember the deadliest part of those storms and that is the lightning that occurs with them. Lightning is found in many forms. The first type of lightning is known as cloud to cloud meaning that the electric charge travels from one cloud to the other. The second type of lightning is the Cloud to Air meaning the lighting moves from the cloud and enters the clear air of the sky. A third type of lightning is the cloud to ground. This is the most...
A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...
Heat Lightning is actually faint flashes of lightning reflecting outward from distant thunderstorms. These flashes usually do not produce thunder as the storm is sometimes too far away to be heard. The term heat lightning got its name because it often occurs on hot summer nights and does not produce audible thunder. One reason heat lightning can be seen so far away is due to the reflection of the light bouncing off water particles in moist, humid air and as light is scattered throughout the...
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