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Photos: Melbourne Had An Insane Lightning Storm Last Night

If you were anywhere near Melbourne last night, you could have been fooled into thinking it was the end of days playing out in the skies above your fair city. A lightning storm of biblical proportions wreaked havoc on the city last night, destroying a house and damaging power infrastructure. As the sun rises on a city still mostly intact, people are sharing some amazing photos of what they saw.


Just Add Water And This Tiny Emergency Torch Glows For 72 Hours

Because batteries have a limited shelf life, that torch you’ve been saving for an emergency might not actually work when you need it to. So instead of stocking up on candles, grab a couple of these tiny emergency lights from Eton that simply need you to add water to keep them lit for three full days.


A Festive Lightning Charging Cable With Built-In Christmas Lights

Deck the halls, deck your desk, and charge your iPhone or iPad this Christmas with a USB Lightning cable featuring festive LED bulbs along its length — even if Christmas is months away. It’s the easiest and most useful way to bring holiday cheer wherever you go, even if those 10 power-sipping LEDs mean your device is most likely going to charge just a little slower than normal.


Philips' New Headphones Connect Digitally To An iPhone's Lightning Port

It was widely assumed that when Apple bought Beats a few months ago we’d soon see a set of Apple-branded headphones that connected directly to the iPhone or iPad’s digital Lightning port, instead of the analogue headphone jack. But it seems like Philips has actually beaten Apple to the punch with its new Lightning-friendly Fidelio M2L ear goggles for iOS devices.


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.


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