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2011-05-09 10:30:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HotelPlanner.com proudly announces its entry into the Offshore Racing industry by partnering with five-time World Power Boat Champions: Miss Geico Racing.

2011-04-14 12:08:00

TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HotelPlanner.com, a valued sponsor of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced today that it has partnered with the club to provide Facebook fans with an exciting offer through the team's 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff run. Beginning Wednesday, April 13 when the Lightning open up the 2011 NHL postseason against the Pittsburgh Penguins, fans may log on to both facebook.com/hotelplanner, as well as the Lightning's official Facebook page at...

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2011-04-07 13:35:00

Scientists have calculated that the Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour.

2011-04-07 00:00:27

Lightning Labels has partnered with Classroom Central, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes free school supplies on behalf of impoverished Charlotte, NC students.

2011-03-30 00:00:29

Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced Melbourne, Australia, as the location for its forthcoming Lightning Source print-on-demand book manufacturing facility. Nashville, TN (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Ingram Content Group Inc.

2011-03-03 07:50:00

MARYVILLE, Mo., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lightning is the most frequently experienced weather peril, and its destructive electricity is responsible for billions of dollars in losses to homes and businesses in the U.S.

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2011-02-25 09:00:13

NASA atmospheric scientists got an unexpected chance to study a curious phenomenon called "thundersnow" when a recent storm unleashed it right over their heads.

2011-02-14 09:09:00

LONDON, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the ME Association's survey of people with ME/CFS, the Lightning Process (LP) has emerged as the best of 25 commonly used approaches for helping people feel 'greatly improved'. The "Managing my ME" survey - the largest ever survey of patient and carer

2011-01-12 05:33:00

LONDON, January 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolutionary self training course has emerged top in a survey conducted by the Sussex and Kent ME/ CFS Society. In a poll of 457 members, tracking their experiences over two years, 44 per cent of the society's members found the Lightning Process "very helpful" and 36 per cent "reasonably helpful".

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2011-01-11 09:00:00

NASA scientists have discovered beams of antimatter being produced by thunderstorms here on Earth--a phenomenon that had never been observed before.


Latest Lightning Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-10 10:05:27

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...

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2010-10-21 17:15:50

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...

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2009-07-21 16:27:18

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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Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.