tagged w/ Lightning
Several people were injured by lightning in what is the third mass lightning-related incident to occur in recent weeks.
http://www.examiner.com/article/7-injured-by-lightning-on-lake-superior-third-mass-incident-recent-weeksSeveral people were injured by lightning in what is the third mass lightning-related... more
Ten soldiers from the New Jersey National Guard training unit at Fort Drum in New York state were injured in a lightning strike Tuesday night.
http://www.examiner.com/article/bolt-of-lightning-injures-10-soldiers-at-fort-drum-new-yorkTen soldiers from the New Jersey National Guard training unit at Fort Drum in New York... more
Strong to severe thunderstorms that hit parts of Massachusetts on Friday produced a lightning strike that created a 25-foot trench to a Foxboro home, leaving a elderly woman hospitalized.
http://www.examiner.com/article/lightning-strike-creates-25-foot-trench-to-massachusetts-homeStrong to severe thunderstorms that hit parts of Massachusetts on Friday produced a... more
A Colorado man is mourning the loss of three horses struck and killed by lightning during a recent storm.
http://www.examiner.com/article/lightning-strikes-twice-within-2-years-killing-horses-on-same-ranch-coloradoA Colorado man is mourning the loss of three horses struck and killed by lightning... more
A federal labor agency has found that a Florida water park failed to follow procedures as a thunderstorm moved into the area, resulting in the death of a lifeguard last year.
http://www.examiner.com/article/lifeguard-killed-by-lightning-a-day-after-birthday-florida-water-park-fined-7kA federal labor agency has found that a Florida water park failed to follow procedures... more
The month of July, historically the most dangerous for lightning strikes, continues to prove why with at least 12 people killed including an unborn child so far.
http://www.examiner.com/article/july-lightning-strikes-continue-deadly-assault-12-killed-so-far-this-monthThe month of July, historically the most dangerous for lightning strikes, continues to... more
NASA says they captured a rare seen during a storm on Saturn last year, the largest storm ever seen up-close on the planet.
http://www.examiner.com/article/giant-storm-on-saturn-illuminates-daytime-blue-lightning-nasa-orbiter-capturesNASA says they captured a rare seen during a storm on Saturn last year, the largest... more
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in its latest update on Monday confirmed 13 total lightning fatalities across 10 states so far this year.
http://www.examiner.com/article/noaa-10-states-13-lightning-fatalities-so-far-this-yearThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in its latest update on... more
This is the most dangerous time of year when it comes to lightning strikes and it has proven to be just that over the last few days.
http://www.examiner.com/article/3-killed-more-than-two-dozen-injured-since-friday-from-lightning-strikesThis is the most dangerous time of year when it comes to lightning strikes and it has... more
'Power of the Gods' ... no longer a myth http://youtu.be/lmbnLSkbKeM
Monday's widespread destructive wind-storm in the form of a derecho left tens of thousands without power and at least one person dead in Mississippi.
http://www.examiner.com/article/mississippi-hit-hard-by-derecho-wind-damage-thousands-lose-power-1-deadMonday's widespread destructive wind-storm in the form of a derecho left tens of... more
As more and more people take to the outdoors during the summer season, the danger from lightning strikes typically increases as seen in recent incidents since Friday.
http://www.examiner.com/article/2-people-critical-condition-after-recent-lightning-strikes-oregon-alabamaAs more and more people take to the outdoors during the summer season, the danger from... more
The San Francisco Bay Area has been buffeted by bad weather lately, and as a rare thunder storm rumbled through, photographer Phil McGrew thought to set up his camera and snapped rare sight: Eight bolts of lightning hitting the Bay Bridge.
The San Francisco currency trader, who took up photography two years ago, set up his camera from his office in San Francisco, and set the lens to a long exposure. He wrote on Flickr, "This shot has been on my list since moving to San Francisco. Unfortunately, I've only seen lightning 3 times in the 2 years I've lived here. Tonight, I got lightning in 3 seperate 20 second exposures. This is a single exposure."
The photo shows each of the four towers of the bridge that connects the East Bay with San Francisco lit up with lightning against the murky sky and rain-spattered window.
McGrew told the Daily Mail: "You can count the strikes, the Bay Bridge has four distinct towers and you can see the lightning hitting each tower."
You sure can. The shot, which was trending on Twitter, received over a hundred comments on Flickr. Fans called it "eerily beautiful," and "stunning."
Phil McGrew (Flickr)The San Francisco Bay Area has been buffeted by bad weather lately, and as a rare... more
Lightning Struck Spiral Tree
http://www.webofentertainment.com/2012/04/lightning-struck-spiral-tree.htmlLightning Struck Spiral Tree... more
DARPA is eagerly pursuing the capability of striking any target worldwide with “fire from the heavens”.
March 21, 2012 – OKLAHOMA - It woke up sleepy Tulsans, set-off car alarms and freaked out the family pet. Many people thought it was an earthquake that hit Tulsa at 3:33 this morning. Instead, says National Weather Service Meteorologist Steve Amburn, is was a “Super Bolt.” Amburn says a super bolt is a positively-charged cloud-to-ground stroke of lightning. Computer records indicate a single “
http://rezn8d.net/2012/03/21/darpa-haarp-team-thundercats/DARPA is eagerly pursuing the capability of striking any target worldwide with... more
Meet Winston Kemp, Lightning Strike Survivor
http://www.uniquescoop.com/2012/03/meet-winston-kemp-lightning-strike.htmlMeet Winston Kemp, Lightning Strike Survivor... more
Engineers in the U.S are hoping to build the world's largest Tesla coil. This would be of interest to scientist Peter Terren who created these huge electric sculptures using a Tesla coil in Australia. The Lightning Foundry is a project based on 20 years of development. Lightning is electricity, but operates very differently from electrical discharges at the human scale. As lightning forms, it breaks through the air up to ten times easier than small-scale electric arcs, using tricks we don’t yet understand. The problem of understanding "lightning initiation" still confounds world experts in the field. However, recent theories and a bizarre experimental accident suggest that laboratory-scale electric arcs start to gain lightning-like abilities once they grow past about 200ft in length. The man behind the project, high voltage engineer Greg Leyh, wants to see how lightning gets so efficient at transmitting electricity..... read all http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/your-details/43030-the-lightning-foundry-project
- Electrum: Science as Art The video documentary by Alberta Chu -
At the turn of the century, scientist Nikola Tesla developed his Tesla coil: an electrical current generator that he envisioned as a potential power source shooting lightning into the air to be pulled down by energy customers around the world. Almost a century later, artist Eric Orr was commissioned to build a huge sculpture that would throw magnificant lightning bolts. He turned to high-voltage engineer Greg Leyh for help, and the result was the largest Tesla coil in the world - a tower four stories high that generates three million volts of electricity and 40-foot bolts of lightning. So often we think of science and art as being irreconcilable opposites. This program proves the reverse: ELECTRUM is an intriguing opportunity to explore the relationship between technology and art, and meet the people who see beyond the ordinary.Engineers in the U.S are hoping to build the world's largest Tesla coil. This... more
Monday Aug. 22, 2011 by Virgin Limited Edition shows British entrepreneur's Sir Richard Branson's luxury home, on Necker Island, in the Caribbean, in flames as a fire which ripped through the luxury home. About 20 guests, including Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet and Branson's daughter and 90-year-old grandmother, escaped a fire uninjured.Monday Aug. 22, 2011 by Virgin Limited Edition shows British entrepreneur's Sir... more
We love Kansas City. [Axel Harvey] makes music and twathorse is a creative project to help show off our town.We love Kansas City. [Axel Harvey] makes music and twathorse is a creative project to... more
It would have been cool to have Michael C. Hall sitting behind Casey Anthony in the courtroom. I'm pretty sure Karma will kick her ass sooner than later. Lightning strikes a tree near Caylee Anthony's memorial site today. It's a sign.
Casey Anthony Not Guilty?!?!?! ...We'll see about that....It would have been cool to have Michael C. Hall sitting behind Casey Anthony in the... more