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How Lightning Works

Everything you wanted to know about of how lightning works and its properties. Also contains a section on the water cycle. This site is part of HowStuffWorks.com.

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Make lightning strike

Cool interactive about lightning which gives you the chance to strike down trees, houses and people!

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Vehicles and Lightning

What happens when lightning strikes a car?

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8 Things We’ve Learned Lately About Thunder and Lightning

8 facts about thunder and lightning with 3 links to dramatic videos.

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The Big Questions

Particle accelerators are trying to answer some of the big questions. Here CMS, one of the detectors at the LHC, tries to explain how data they captures will help find the answers.

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Lightning

Models for the charge buildup which leads to lightning discharges suggest a buildup of a strong negative charge layer near the bottom of the cloud and the formation of a positive ground shadow

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Watch sprite lightning flash at 10,000 frames per second

Sprite lightning which happens high is the atmosphere is captured on a high speed camera.

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We Don't Actually Know What Triggers Lightning Strikes

The latest thinking behind what causes lightning strikes.

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How Scanners Work

A brief description of how Scanners capture images. Part of Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com.

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Why antimatter should matter to us

The news that scientists can capture and store antimatter could have a profound effect on our understanding of the universe.

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