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Why does lightning strike the shipping lanes twice as often?

Despite all the advances humanity has made on a long journey home since Odysseus, life on the high seas remains a largely joyless affair. 21st century sailors spend weeks away from home. The hours are long, the pay mediocre, the danger of misfortune never quite on the horizon. Researchers have recently learned that these men and women are faced with …

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The big dilemma of lightning, Leafs on top

So the Islanders were upset by the Maple Leafs in the 1978 quarterfinals and the Rangers in the 1979 semi-final, and it was clear once and for all that neither they nor Al Arbor could or would win the big one. And they probably would not have done so had not Butch Goring's takeover in 1980 changed everything, including the …

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Fake Lightning Cables That Can Hijack Connected Devices Are Heading For Mass Production

Photo: Justin Sullivan (1961) Dummy Lightning cables that allow them to gain remote control of computers they're Mike Grover, who goes by the pseudonym MG, designed the "O.MG cable" to look exactly like a legitimate Lightning cable made by Apple -But they are modified with hardware (including a very tiny wireless access point) that allows a hacker to remotely run …

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Ultra Trailrunner dies after being struck by lightning shortly before the finish line

A long-distance trail runner attending a weekend race in Kansas died after being struck near the finish line by lightning. Thomas Stanley, 33, approached the end of the Flatrock 50K near Independence. Kansas, on Saturday, when the strike happened, the organizers said on Facebook. In an e-mail, race director Carolyn Robinson described Stanley as an avid runner known to the …

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A small asteroid bounces Jupiter into a huge bolt of lightning

The apparent moment of impact on the largest world of the solar system. Ethan Chappel A amateur astronomer captured a lightning bolt in the Jupiter atmosphere last month, which appeared as a bright spot in the size of Earth compared to the gas giant planet. A new analysis of the footage revealed that the short flare was caused by a …

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The world's strongest lightning strikes – not in summer – but from November to February science

mdesigner125 / iStock.com By Alex Fox Sep. 9, 2019, 6:40 PM Jagged lightning strikes across the sky are common in summer storms around the world – most strikes occur at this time of the year. However, according to the latest research, the largest studs hit most often from November to February – winter in the Northern Hemisphere. These rare "superbolts", …

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"Superbolts" – Extreme Lightning a thousand times stronger

Published on September 9, 2019 in Climate Change, Science "Experimental atmospheric and space physicist Robert Holzworth of the University of Washington said about" Superbolts "bolts, the electrical energy of more than Releasing 1 million joules or a thousand times more energy than an average flash. "At the moment we show that this previously unknown pattern exists." A study by the …

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NASA detects mysterious green and blue lightning from the distant galaxy

NASA has discovered something mysterious in space that can not be fully explained – bright flashes of green and blue spots that appeared and disappeared in a cosmic second. The NuSTAR X-ray Observatory looked at the fireworks galaxy (NGC 6946) and saw several blue and green spots of light that appeared and disappeared within a few weeks, according to a …

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Lightning strike at the PGA Tour Championship injured six spectators

Six people were injured at the East Lake Golf Club on Saturday when a lightning hit a tree at the southern end of the square. The incident occurred less than 30 minutes after the third round of the PGA Tour Championship had been suspended due to weather. The PGA Tour issued an updated statement on the accident on Sunday: The …

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Rory McIlroy fan hit by lightning "hurt and shaken" at the golf event

Copyright Ryan Murphy Caption Ryan spent the summer in a Wisconsin camp The father of a teenager from County Tyrone, who was injured in a major US golf tournament during a lightning strike, said he was "caught cold." Terry Murphy of Cookstown said his son Ryan, 19, was followed by Rory McIlroy at the event in Atlanta when the "Freak" …

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