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Thunderstorm Turns Into A Nuclear Reactor And Blasts Radiation Everywhere

Thunderstorm Turns Into A Nuclear Reactor And Blasts Radiation Everywhere

Image: Ricardo Faria/Flickr Thunderclouds rolled into the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015. The scientists expected the storms; they’d staked out the location specifically for studying something normally only seen by satellites. Sometime after 5am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine. And along…

A Lightning Storm Captured In Slow Motion Is Like An Electric Ballet

A Lightning Storm Captured In Slow Motion Is Like An Electric Ballet

Video: Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I’ve always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm….

BlackBerry Storm Review (Verdict: Not Quite a Perfect Storm)

BlackBerry Storm Review (Verdict: Not Quite a Perfect Storm)

It’s hard to overstate how important the BlackBerry Storm is to RIM and Verizon. It’s RIM’s bold effort to fend off the iPhone and Verizon’s best hope for a star handset that draws people in, or at least keeps them from bailing. The Storm’s major innovation is what RIM calls…