This time lapse video, taken by the International Space Station, is filled with lightning storms, the Northern Lights, tropical currents and pure awesomeness. The video is a series of sequence photographs taken with a low-light 4K-camera by the crew of Expedition 28 and 29. If you have commitment i...
Most people think they know the rules of lightning: 1) Get out of the water. 2) Don't stand under tall trees. 3) Don't wave your metal walking stick in anger at the sky. That's a start, but there's much more you should know; for starters, how to tell how close the lightning is. If you [...]
Always light your fire from the upwind side. Make sure to lay your tinder, kindling and fuel so that your fire will burn as long as you need it. Igniters provide the initial heat required to start the tinder burning. They fall into two categories: modern methods and primitive methods. Modern Method...
A new orbiting sensor is beginning to revolutionize the imaging of the Earth at night.
A lightening survivor and a storm chaser explain what it's like to get zapped -- and how to avoid it.
What's five times hotter than the surface of the sun and capable of sending a DeLorean back to the future? Yep, the answer is a bolt of lightning.
A team of Brazilian scientists are turning to a naturally abundant resource to power up our lives: the air around us.
Sprites often accompany lightning storms, flashing high in the atmosphere -- but could we detect these electrical discharges on other worlds? Might they lead us to alien life?
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