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(Nature)   Scientists discover that lightning has nuclear reactions in it. It causes the creation of radioactive isotopes. Bonus: Gamma rays. Bigger Bonus: Matter-antimatter annililation   ( nature.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Neutron, photonuclear reactions, Electron, Nuclear fission, Nuclear fusion, Lightning, Carbon-14, Alpha particle  
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2017-11-30 09:33:46 AM  
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2017-11-30 10:37:32 AM  
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2017-11-30 10:46:39 AM  
Trump EPA: Reducing radiation emission levels is no more harmful than a passing summer thunderstorm and will save industry a shiatcan of money.
 
2017-11-30 10:47:29 AM  

edmo: Trump EPA: Reducing radiation emission levels is no more harmful than a passing summer thunderstorm and will save industry a shiatcan of money.


I can no brain the type this morning. Forget it jake.
 
2017-11-30 12:02:14 PM  
Just wait until these "journalists" learn about Relativistic Particle Showers
 
2017-11-30 12:43:25 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Just wait until these "journalists" learn about Relativistic Particle Showers


I once got a hooker to dress up like Marie Curie...
 
2017-11-30 12:56:22 PM  

whither_apophis: I once got a hooker to dress up like Marie Curie...


And therre goes another thread. Thanks a lot.

(angry cat)
 
2017-11-30 12:58:05 PM  
... dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.
 
2017-11-30 01:05:12 PM  

Kittypie070: whither_apophis: I once got a hooker to dress up like Marie Curie...

And therre goes another thread. Thanks a lot.

(angry cat)


You sure are glowing. Fermium negligee?
 
2017-11-30 01:06:33 PM  

whither_apophis: Tr0mBoNe: Just wait until these "journalists" learn about Relativistic Particle Showers

I once got a hooker to dress up like Marie Curie...


Go on...
 
2017-11-30 01:10:17 PM  
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2017-11-30 01:15:09 PM  

edmo: edmo: Trump EPA: Reducing radiation emission levels is no more harmful than a passing summer thunderstorm and will save industry a shiatcan of money.

I can no brain the type this morning. Forget it jake.


I bet you could fit a decent amount of money in a shiatcan. Like what if it's one of those big, outdoor types?
 
2017-11-30 01:18:50 PM  
Classic Star Trek: The Alternative Factor
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2017-11-30 01:19:41 PM  
"Lightning with bonus gamma rays" sounds like a fun movie.
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2017-11-30 01:25:19 PM  
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2017-11-30 01:25:37 PM  

WelldeadLink: Kittypie070: whither_apophis: I once got a hooker to dress up like Marie Curie...

And therre goes another thread. Thanks a lot.

(angry cat)

You sure are glowing. Fermium negligee?


Nope.  Worked at a plant painting watch dials.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_​G​irls
 
2017-11-30 01:35:16 PM  
With up to 400,000 amperes being discharged in a few milliseconds and temperatures of over 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, you're bound to have some weird shiat happening.
 
2017-11-30 01:39:44 PM  

WelldeadLink: Kittypie070: whither_apophis: I once got a hooker to dress up like Marie Curie...

And therre goes another thread. Thanks a lot.

(angry cat)


You sure are glowing. Fermium negligee?


Socks.
 
2017-11-30 01:41:12 PM  

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2017-11-30 01:42:04 PM  
See, the origin of the Flash is perfectly plausible
 
2017-11-30 02:07:10 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Just wait until these "journalists" learn about Relativistic Particle Showers


FINALLY somebody's heard of my Alien Sex Fiend cover band!
 
2017-11-30 02:25:20 PM  

give me doughnuts: With up to 400,000 amperes being discharged in a few milliseconds and temperatures of over 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, you're bound to have some weird shiat happening.


I see we have the same toaster.
 
2017-11-30 02:29:13 PM  
If Tesla taught us nothing else it was that anything is cool if you run enough juice through it.
 
2017-11-30 02:32:29 PM  
It would be more interesting if the antimatter wasn't annihilated.
 
2017-11-30 02:34:08 PM  
Didn't somebody show that fusion was created by some sort of caviating bubble effect?  Back in the 90s or so?

While it was "cold", they were upfront about it never being a source of power.  It was a neat way to do nuclear research without a grant that covers building a Tokamak.
 
2017-11-30 02:36:01 PM  
Wait. Annililation?

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2017-11-30 02:38:06 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Didn't somebody show that fusion was created by some sort of caviating bubble effect?  Back in the 90s or so?


It's a tiny fusion when done by pistol shrimp, of course.
 
2017-11-30 03:11:04 PM  

WelldeadLink: It would be more interesting if the antimatter wasn't annihilated.


Yeah, that's kinda impossible in the sea of normal matter the anti-particle immediately finds itself in.
 
2017-11-30 03:13:19 PM  

WelldeadLink: yet_another_wumpus: Didn't somebody show that fusion was created by some sort of caviating bubble effect?  Back in the 90s or so?

It's a tiny fusion when done by pistol shrimp, of course.


We could've had cold fusion... but they were delicious
 
2017-11-30 03:41:03 PM  

Smoking GNU: WelldeadLink: It would be more interesting if the antimatter wasn't annihilated.

Yeah, that's kinda impossible in the sea of normal matter the anti-particle immediately finds itself in.


So you're saying antimatter doesn't matter?
 
2017-11-30 04:42:18 PM  

whither_apophis: We could've had cold fusion


What was called "cold fusion" has been recognized as low-energy nuclear fusion. Basically the capture of neutrons or NP (heavy hydrogen nuclei) followed by beta decay. https://phys.org/news/2017-11-lightni​n​g-chance-antimatter.html
 
2017-11-30 04:48:09 PM  

whither_apophis: WelldeadLink: yet_another_wumpus: Didn't somebody show that fusion was created by some sort of caviating bubble effect?  Back in the 90s or so?

It's a tiny fusion when done by pistol shrimp, of course.

We could've had cold fusion... but they were delicious


It's always cold fusion. The shrimp stop fusing when the water gets too hot.
 
2017-11-30 04:56:33 PM  

WelldeadLink: whither_apophis: WelldeadLink: yet_another_wumpus: Didn't somebody show that fusion was created by some sort of caviating bubble effect?  Back in the 90s or so?

It's a tiny fusion when done by pistol shrimp, of course.

We could've had cold fusion... but they were delicious

It's always cold fusion. The shrimp stop fusing when the water gets too hot.


Well yeah, they're shrimps to start with.

Shrinkage, man, shrinkage.
 
2017-11-30 09:06:20 PM  
I'm wondering if this could be used to explain some weird stuff like ball lighting and St. Elmo's fire.

Interesting indeed.
 
2017-11-30 11:21:15 PM  
While I appreciate them formatting this article to be readable on my phone, reading it on very large monitor does not give me an expectation of credible contents.

zeaper12: weird stuff like ball lighting and St. Elmo's fire.


Ball Lightning is briefly-stable magnetically-confined plasma physics and is what plasma physicists like I studied to be dream after being able to reproduce.  It's just that the energy required to create ball lightning is unreproducible AFAIK.
 
2017-12-01 01:10:25 AM  

syrynxx: While I appreciate them formatting this article to be readable on my phone, reading it on very large monitor does not give me an expectation of credible contents.

zeaper12: weird stuff like ball lighting and St. Elmo's fire.

Ball Lightning is briefly-stable magnetically-confined plasma physics and is what plasma physicists like I studied to be dream after being able to reproduce.  It's just that the energy required to create ball lightning is unreproducible AFAIK.


For now, at current tech levels.
 
2017-12-01 03:13:03 PM  

Smoking GNU: syrynxx: While I appreciate them formatting this article to be readable on my phone, reading it on very large monitor does not give me an expectation of credible contents.

zeaper12: weird stuff like ball lighting and St. Elmo's fire.

Ball Lightning is briefly-stable magnetically-confined plasma physics and is what plasma physicists like I studied to be dream after being able to reproduce.  It's just that the energy required to create ball lightning is unreproducible AFAIK.

For now, at current tech levels.


But now you should have some cameras running in Tesla's huge battery factory.
 
2017-12-01 03:30:38 PM  

WelldeadLink: Smoking GNU: syrynxx: While I appreciate them formatting this article to be readable on my phone, reading it on very large monitor does not give me an expectation of credible contents.

zeaper12: weird stuff like ball lighting and St. Elmo's fire.

Ball Lightning is briefly-stable magnetically-confined plasma physics and is what plasma physicists like I studied to be dream after being able to reproduce.  It's just that the energy required to create ball lightning is unreproducible AFAIK.

For now, at current tech levels.

But now you should have some cameras running in Tesla's huge battery factory.


???
 
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