I know what my nightmares look like in real life now: this storm off of Maroochydore, Australia. I know what my version of hell would be: this storm off of Maroochydore, Australia. I know all this because this time lapse footage from Blue Dog Films is terrifying in the worst ways with lightning buzzing and snapping…
Well, damn. That’s a heck of a close call. This footage of a thunderstorm is from South Sydney Australia and you can see how close the people taken the footage were to getting struck by lightning. Like this is very probably the closest you could get without actually getting blasted with a bolt.
Alternative headline: Tree takes a lightning strike and is somehow still standing? I don’t know who the actual winner is here. The lightning bolt that struck the tree and rocked half of the trunk away while flooring all of its branches or is it the tree that takes the bolt’s best shot and hangs in there quite…
If you’re ever in Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, keep an eye out for the ugliest bison alive. That’s not an insult. Taking a direct hit from a lightning bolt and staying alive is something to be proud of.
If you don’t like using the 3.5mm headphone jack on your iPhone but demand high-end audio, you’re a rare beast. But a rare beast whose dreams have come true, in the shape of Audeze’s new headphones, which combine audiophile luxury with an integrated Lightning connector.
Boom. I remember hearing that being inside a car when it gets struck by lightning is a pretty safe place to be (as long as you don’t touch anything). Something about the bolt dissipating into the ground (the rubber tires thing is a myth). I’m not so sure about that now because the force of nature striking down on this…
Go ahead and shut it down, because I don’t know if we’ll ever see a better Lightning cable deal. Monoprice is selling 3’ cables for $2, and 6’ cables for $3 right now, with $2 flat rate shipping for your entire order, no matter how many you buy. Stock up! [Lightning Cable Sale]
Myths are fascinating. It’s incredible what kind of stuff people will believe if you make it sound authoritative enough (see: chemtrails), but some of those myths are downright dangerous. Here are five popular weather myths that could kill you one day if you actually believe in them.
BBC posted this truly stunning footage of a volcanic ash cloud just bursting with lightning and it’s totally staggering to see. It’s a violent phenomenon but in the picturesque setting of Patagonia, it almost looks like a painting that’s been animated. The burst of bolts almost looks fake.
Lightning is beautiful and sprites delightful, but pulsating blue jets are even more fascinating when zapping out the top of an epic storm. Astronaut Andreas Mogensen captured the first-ever video of blue jets as seen from the International Space Station.
That’s ... kind of ridiculous, right?
What could be more majestic than seeing a flash of lightning on Earth reflecting on the solar panels of the International Space Station, soaring at 17,150 miles per hour 250 miles above us? How about all of that, with the expanse of the Milky Way twinkling in the background. I can’t imagine a view better that this…
A stunning photo of a rainbow arcing over a lightning strike in Tucson, Arizona took the Internet by storm last week, garnering nearly 4,000 retweets on Twitter. And there’s a good reason the image went viral: Rainbow lightning is a spectacular— and spectacularly rare —phenomenon.
One of the best ways to spend a summer evening is to stand outside and watch a distant storm, the soft rumbles of thunder distracting you from the mosquitoes eating you alive. The most well-known part of these summertime thunderstorms is a phenomenon known as “heat lightning,” which doesn’t really exist.
Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I’ve always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That’s why this video of slow motion…
Your smartphone’s camera flash doubles as a half-decent flashlight, but it’s incredibly bright and can be a little harsh on the eyes. Unless you strap this silicone Travelamp diffuser around your device, turning your smartphone’s camera’s flash into a soft bedside nightlight.
Leaving home without your smartphone’s charging cable is as disastrous as forgetting the device itself. That’s why ultra-compact charging cables are suddenly so popular, and with 128GB of extra storage onboard, PhotoFast’s new MemoriesCable might be the only one iPhone users will want to consider.
Self-driving smart cars might still be years away, but the technology that makes them so smart is already benefitting drivers. Ford is currently perfecting a headlight system that uses infra-red cameras to illuminate unexpected curves and hazards on the road ahead that might be invisible to drivers otherwise.
A magnetic power connector didn’t seem that revolutionary when first revealed, but over the years the Apple MacBook’s MagSafe connector has proven itself to be an invaluable feature. And as the Znaps magnetic adapter shows, it would be just as useful for your mobile devices too.