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.
Where the hell did the antimatter come from? That’s what atmospheric scientist Joseph Dwyer has been trying to figure out for the past six years, after his research plane accidentally flew through a thunderstorm into a cloud of antimatter in 2009.
Mr Panbo does a side by side comparo of both XM and Sirius's ability to track weather in real time. He's using them in a marine capacity, but there's no reason why that info couldn't be used to help landlubbers on their morning commutes sometime soon. The Verdict: Sirius didn't see some storms, but accurately…