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Article on the science of thunder and lightning. But how do clouds come by all this energy, and couldn't we put it to good use?
Heating and convection cause the signature shape of nuclear blasts.
A fast moving animation showing charge separation and lightning between storm clouds and the ground
Introduction to earlier particle detectors including nuclear emulsions, cloud, bubble, and multiwire chambers.
Find out how light scattering makes the sky blue and clouds white.
An experiment from our Physics To Go series about condensation. All you need is a plastic bottle with cap, water and a match.
A Marvin and Milo activity about condensation. All you need is a pint glass, small bowl, hot water, ice and aerosol spray (eg deodorant).
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
The black hole in the centre of our universe is devouring a nearby gas cloud, giving clues to how a black hole works.
Lord Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett (1897 - 1974) work was focused on cosmic rays and he helped designed a counter-controlled cloud chamber, a brilliant invention which managed to make cosmic rays ...
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