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Amazing Photo Shows Lightning Striking An Airliner Flying In A Rainbow

Briefly: Stunning photo of a lightning striking an Boeing 777 that seems to be in the middle of a perfect rainbow, taken by German photographer Birk Möbius. The image was captured yesterday from an aerodrome in Taucha, Germany. Check out the zoomed image to see the plane being hit by the lightning.


The Beauty And Scary Power Of Mother Nature In One GIF

Aw, look, it’s a rainbow. Maybe that means the rain is going to stop. Maybe that means the dark clouds are going away. Maybe it means we should go outdoors soon… NOPE. Maybe not. As these people were filming a rainbow, Mother Nature decided to blast out a lightning bolt right in their face.


A Small Danish Suburb Is A Lab For The World's Smartest Streetlights

If you happen to drive through Albertslund, Denmark, starting next month, you could become part of a massive experiment on the future of street lighting. The Copenhagen suburb is getting hundreds of smart lamps connected to all sorts of sensors. It makes sense this would happen in Albertlunds — a suburb already known for its historic street lamps.


These Maniacs Cooked Steak With Molten Lava And Lightning

What have you grilled on lately? A propane burner? A charcoal fire? Maybe even a fire pit? How about A RIVER OF LAVA? That’s exactly how the gastronomical adventurers at Bompas & Parr recently cooked up two huge steaks — and then they used lightning.


Airplane Passenger Captures Cool Shot Of Lightning Striking The Ground

Gina Hyams was in a Southwest airliner circling the Denver airport when she captured this beautiful shot of a pink lightning striking the fields of Colorado surrounded by rain.


A MagSafe Charger For The iPhone Would Be Awesome

MagSafe is really wonderful tech, the MacBook’s most underrated feature. Wouldn’t it be great on the iPhone too? That’s what the Kickstarter for a charger and battery pack called “Cabin” is shooting for. And even if it never actually happens, it’s a nice fantasy.


A Mesmerising Site That Tracks And Displays Real-Time Lightning Strikes

Did you know that a lightning strike emits a broadband pulse of radio waves that can be detected thousands of miles away? It’s that phenomenon which allows a website called Blitzortung to show lightning strikes as they happen all around the world, in real-time. If you thought it was hard to tear your eyes away from the World Cup, this is somehow even more entertaining to watch.


A Carabiner Charging Cable Is Always Where You Last Clipped It

There’s a new weapon in the war on lost — or escaped — charging cables. Nomad Goods, who’ve already come up with a clever way to keep a charging cable on you at all times, has just revealed its new NomadClip which is, in a way, like a handcuff preventing your Lightning or microUSB charging cable from going missing.


Watch Lightning Hit A Moving Car

Boom. A couple was driving their pick-up truck on a fairly empty highway when the weather gods decided that their car would be a great target for a direct lightning bolt strike. According to the couple, after getting hit the car’s airbags popped out, the electrical system was destroyed, the car door’s locked and black smoke started filling the car.


Video Captures Storm Chaser Getting Hit By Lightning

Storm chaser Scott Sheppard got hit by lightning yesterday: A bolt struck his arm, passing thru his body into the ground and blowing a hole in the road. His car — and another one that was passing by — were disabled by the shock, but he walked away sore but uninjured.


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