Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Ball lightning observed in nature for the first time

Continuing on from my last post about wind turbines firing lightning into storm clouds, here’s another awesome story about lightning: for the first time ever, scientists have observed ball lightning – otherwise known as the mysterious St Elmo’s fire –

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Ball lightning observed in nature for the first time

Continuing on from my last post about wind turbines firing lightning into storm clouds, here’s another awesome story about lightning: for the first time ever, scientists have observed ball lightning – otherwise known as the mysterious St Elmo’s fire –

The best of both worlds: wind turbines shooting lightning into a storm

This is a seriously cool phenomenon: wind turbines in the centre of a lightning storm are actually shooting lightning bolts back into the sky. Lightning is caused by a build-up of static electricity in the clouds, creating a difference in

The best of both worlds: wind turbines shooting lightning into a storm

This is a seriously cool phenomenon: wind turbines in the centre of a lightning storm are actually shooting lightning bolts back into the sky. Lightning is caused by a build-up of static electricity in the clouds, creating a difference in

Dark matter and dark energy – we know it’s out there somewhere…

Let’s pull together what we know about gravity and the Universe. We know that gravity likes to pull things together – attract them to one another – and we know (or, at least, we think) that the Universe was formed

Dark matter and dark energy – we know it’s out there somewhere…

Let’s pull together what we know about gravity and the Universe. We know that gravity likes to pull things together – attract them to one another – and we know (or, at least, we think) that the Universe was formed