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A group of researchers have set out to better understand the mysterious phenomenon known as dark lighting.
In the second installment of redOrbit's 6-part series, we take a closer look at the technology behind Earth Network's Total Lightning Network (ENTLN).
System pays for itself with one strike Greenville, NC (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 The Crossett Water Commission in Crossett, Arkansas was faced with an expensive
New technology being developed for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series satellite may help to provide a type of early warning system for severe weather
When talking about lightning, appearances of different lightning which occur along with thunderstorms will emerge in the minds of the people and these lightning occur in the troposphere.
Today, a father-son research duo published a study claiming that one cause of headaches and migraines could be lightning, yet another unpredictable force in nature.
James Siminoff and the Edison Junior Design Laboratory set out to make a beautifully simplistic device to bring power to the myriad of devices which accompany our modern lifestyles. As such, they needed to include some of the world’s most popular devices, the iPad and iPhone.
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is new and improved, and ready to start sending back some images of high-energy light mysteriously produced above thunderstorms.
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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