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Posts tagged thunderstorm

February 18, 2013

 

drawing of a man being shocked by electricity

Ben Franklin And A Very Furry Situation

Not many people remember that Franklin was an inventor . . . and a good one, too! He also did some pioneering work in physics.

February 15, 2013

 

statue of ben franklin on a bench

Ben Franklin Did Not Get Struck By Lightning

Zap... zap... zap... No, Ben Franklin was not struck by lightning.

June 2, 2011

 

lightening striking close to homes

Thunderstorms Operate In Cycles

On a summer day, a thunderstorm can appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast. What causes a storm to change so suddenly?

January 13, 2010

 

Rain pours down through the trees.

Getting Out Of The Rain

Have you ever found yourself caught out in a sudden rainstorm? What's the best way to get to shelter? Find out on this Moment of Science.

March 7, 2006

 

winter_ocean

Thunder Snow

Why is thunder so much more likely in summer than in winter?

September 27, 2003

 

Lightning lights up the night sky

Can Lightning Strike You In The Shower?

When it comes to thunderstorms, you may not be as safe as you think.

September 27, 2003

 

Don’t Try This at Home

What Ben actually did in his famous 1752 experiment was to cause some excess electrical charge near a storm cloud to ground out through his kite string–still an impressive demonstration, but a much less powerful prospect than an actual lightning strike.

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