Friday, June 09, 2006

Ball-lightning created in the lab

David Pescovitz from Boing Boing writes about ball-lightning being created in the lab:

Researchers in Germany have generated beautiful examples of ball lightning in vitro. Sometimes seen hovering over the ground during thunderstorms (and occasionally confused with a UFO), ball lightning is a mysterious spherical, glowing, ball of energy that scientists believe could be plasma. The plasma clouds that these scientists created were around 20 centimeters across and lasted for half a second.

1 comment:

kiril said...

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