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How do volcanos produce lightning?

Scientists are using technology that can peer inside a volcano’s ash plume to understand how volcanic lightning is formed.<p>Lightning during a …

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The Week In Numbers: How To Seal A Gunshot Wound, Sochi's Snow Strategy, And More

<b>15 seconds</b>: the time it takes this simple new invention to seal a gunshot wound with tiny sponges<p><b>$15,000</b>: the price of the first consumer ATV with airless tires, which never go flat<p><b>9 hours</b>: the battery life of the Skully P-1, the first motorcycle helmet with a digital head-up display and 180-degree …

New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Jump Is Still Bananas

Not that you anticipated otherwise<p>Did you see <i>Gravity</i>? Ha, lame. Remember in October 2012, when daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped 23 miles <i>out of the sky</i> above Roswell, safely parachuting back to terra firma? There's new, first-person footage of that out. Look at it! Marvel at humanity's …

APOD: Rocket Streak and Star Trails (2014 Jan 30) Image Credit & Copyright: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace Explanation: Fixed to a tripod and looking east across the Kennedy Space Center's Turn Basin, a camera captured these star trails as a series of short exposures over a three hour period on the evening of January 23rd. Positioned just a few miles from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, it also captured a spectacular night launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite TDRS-L. Creating the trails, the apparent motion of the stars through the sky is just a reflection of the daily rotation of planet Earth on its axis. But that rotation is also the reason the rocket streak follows a path arcing east across the Atlantic. Launching toward the east, in the direction of Earth's rotation, adds the rotation velocity to the rocket and reduces the fuel needed to reach orbit. A little ironically, TDRS-L is destined for a geostationary orbit. From there, 36,000 kilometers or so above the equator, it's orbital period will match Earth's rotation and the satellite will hang motionless in planet Earth's sky. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

Man Fights Off Shark, Stitches up Own Leg, Goes to Pub

(Photo: Hermanus Backpackers)<p>James Grant went spearfishing with friends near Colac Bay off New Zealand's South Island. He was in about 6 feet of …

Hennessey Puts Its Twin-Turbo HPE700 Corvette Stingray On The Dyno: Video

Hennessey is offering performance upgrades for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that sees the car’s output top out at 1,000 horsepower, more than …

APOD: From the Northern to the Southern Cross (2014 Jan 27) Image Credit & Copyright: Nicholas Buer Explanation: There is a road that connects the Northern to the Southern Cross but you have to be at the right place and time to see it. The road, as pictured above, is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy; the right place, in this case, is dark Laguna Cejar in Salar de Atacama of Northern Chile; and the right time was in early October, just after sunset. Many sky wonders were captured then, including the bright Moon, inside the Milky Way arch; Venus, just above the Moon; Saturn and Mercury, just below the Moon; the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds satellite galaxies, on the far left; red airglow near the horizon on the image left; and the lights of small towns at several locations across the horizon. One might guess that composing this 30-image panorama would have been a serene experience, but for that one would have required earplugs to ignore the continued brays of wild donkeys. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

10 Things in Nature That Are Not the Color You'd Expect

Blue lava? A blood-red waterfall? The natural world is full of surprises. If you think you've finally figured out Mother Nature, think again.<p>Blue lava? A blood-red waterfall? The natural world is full of surprises. If you think you've finally figured out Mother Nature, think again.

2014 Detroit Auto Show: 7 Cars We (and You) Can't Wait to Drive

A septet guaranteed to deliver grins.<p>As smokin’ as the following auto-show debutants look in repose on their grand plinths, bathed in light and mobbed by the masses, we’d rather be driving them. Our name isn’t <i>Car and Observer,</i> after all. (That sounds like an autonomous-car magazine. Blech.) Lucky …

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