Down, not out
modern problems require modern solutions
how dare you leave out the article she retweeted talking about it
Ball lightning is a rare electrical phenomenon. Scientists aren’t certain what creates it, and once disputed that ball lighning existed at all. Some argued that it was simply the electromagnetic field of an electrical storm causing visual hallucinations by exciting neurons in the brain, an effect called transcranial magnetic stimulation.
However, recent high-definition video proved that at least some instances must be a real physical effect. Spectrograpic analysis of this images suggests that ball lightning is made of vaporized silicon contained within a self-contained electromagnetic bubble, effectively making a naturally occurring electric arc lamp.
Laboratory experiments successfully replicated the glowing ball of plasma, which hovered for several seconds.
Unfortunately, other lab experiments create similar visual effects using wildly different methods, including electrically-excited nanoparticles, water shocked by capacitors to simulate lightning, and a bubble of ionized gas fuelled for many seconds by a vast atmospheric energy field.
The varying size of that energy-pumping field would conveniently explain the unpredictable size, duration, and electrical power levels observed in ball lightning.
So we’re still not sure what that thing in the video really is, but it may be possible to create something like that in a dozen different ways.
I would lose my mind like a 15th century peasant if I saw this walking down the street
Me crossing the street
i love this age of millennial parents tweeting the daily antics of their children
Toddlers are weird. Mine is a trip all day long.
A little girl and her mom came into my gym last year and when I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she said “I wanna go to space to see the lizards!” And wouldn’t elaborate about these space lizards
Fun fact! Crows can talk just like parrots do! It requires a process called “freeing their tongue” (don’t ask) but yes I want to train a flock of them to say “Run” and release them onto a hiking trail
(I want to ask) How many nightmares do you want to give people?
All of them