The mysterious flashes of lightning that sometimes precede or accompany a temblor, called earthquake lights, could be caused by the shifting of grains in the ground surrounding faults.
Boom, zap, pow! Who needs superheroes to move mountains, when lightning does the job just fine?
Researchers can now predict the conditions that precede a bolt of lightning out of the blue.
Need some rain? Fire up the laser and zap a cloud. Could it be that easy? Continue reading →
Amazing new photos and video of the elusive red lightning called sprites are helping researchers understand how the mysterious electric bursts form.
Jason Ahrns, a graduate student at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, goes sprite-chasing at night during electrical storms. Here's what he captures.
Dark lightning, flashes of gamma rays that occur at altitudes in which commercial aircraft fly, doesn’t produce much light, but it does produce radiation.
Few phenomena can compete with the raw beauty and devastating power of a raging thunderstorm, save for a particularly violent volcanic eruption.
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