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This Brilliant Lightning Show Is Perfectly Synced To A Rousing Soundtrack

Video: Watching lightning streak across the night sky is already one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular displays. But photographer Ron Risman has managed to improve that natural pyrotechnics display with a stunning 4K video of the spectacle that’s perfectly edited and synced to a rousing soundtrack.


This Is What It Looks Like When Lightning Strikes The Empire State Building 

Video: A lightning bolt and the Empire State Building. Here’s what it looks like when the two collide.


Perfectly Timed Photos Reveal Just How Intensely Bright A Lightning Strike Is

Using the Panasonic Lumix G7‘s 4K photo mode which captures still shots at up to 30 frames per second, photographer Matt Taylor captured remarkable before and after night photos revealing just how bright the light generated by a nearby lightning strike can be.


Apple Supplier Drops A Possible Hint About The Death Of The Headphone Jack

Cirrus Logic, a prominent supplier of audio technology for brands like Harmon Kardon, Sony and Philips, announced a new development kit that will make it easier for companies to create headphones using the Apple Lightning connector.


A Motion-Detecting Camp Lantern Promises To Keep Blair Witches At Bay

If you’ve got years of camping experience under your belt, you’re probably able to just tune out those things that go bump in the night. But if you only head out into the great outdoors once a year for a weekend camping trip, you’ll appreciate the CampGuard lantern which will stand guard and automatically sound an alarm to scare off forest intruders.


We Finally Know What Causes Volcanic Lightning

Image: Martin Ritze Volcanic lightning is one of nature’s most epic displays, but what exactly causes the phenomenon is a longstanding mystery. Now, by studying high-speed footage of electrified volcanic outbursts at Mount Sakurajima, scientists have arrived at an answer — and it points to a new method for predicting powerful eruptions.


You Can Now Charge Your 3DS With The Lightning Cable You're Already Carrying

For whatever reason, Nintendo decided not to include a charger with its new 3DS handheld console. You absurdly have to buy one separately, or you could just spend $11 on this new adaptor that lets you use your iPhone or iPad’s Lightning charging cable instead.


Watch Lightning Creep Towards Earth In Super Slow Motion

Scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology recently captured a beautiful lightning storm using a new high speed camera.


BioLite's New Bluetooth Lantern Means Smartphones Are Now An Essential Camping Accessory

BioLite’s BaseCamp stove is one of Kickstarter’s many success stories, and after releasing a handful of follow-up outdoors products, the company is returning to Kickstarter again for its new flatpack Bluetooth LED lantern that can be completely customised using a smartphone app.


A Matchbook Full Of Tiny Disposable Torches Is A Brilliant Emergency Tool

Matches are a great way to start a fire when you don’t want to rub a bunch of sticks together, but their short burn time makes them terrible when you just need a little light. Here’s a better idea: a matchbook full of tiny disposable LED torches that you can keep tucked away for when you need some emergency lighting.


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