A lighting rod developed by the Japanese company, Lightning Suppression Systems, does the exact opposite of conventional rods. Normal lightning rods collect the ground charge, move it up the pole and discharge it in the air space between the rod and the clouds.
The rod from Lightning Suppression Systems prevents the ground charge from coming up to meet the lightning in the first place. And the company claims that the rod prevents strikes from happening in a measurable circumference around the rod. This can be useful for tall structures that have sensitive electronics, such as communications towers and outdoor surveillance cameras. A home version of the device is being planned and the PDCE for commercial use is already available.
via DigInfo TV
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