News tagged with lightning

Lightning rod for head and neck cancer

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice—unless, of course, that place is a lightning rod. An enzyme called UROD acts like a lightning rod for cancer cells, drawing radiation and chemotherapy toward specific ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Cancer
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New way found of monitoring volcanic ash cloud

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in April this year resulted in a giant ash cloud, which – at one point covering most of Europe – brought international aviation to a temporary standstill, ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Environment
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Firefly Satellite to study lightning

Satellites are big. They cost a lot of money. At least that's the impression a couple of University of Maryland-College Park students had when they applied for an internship to help construct a satellite instrument ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Space Exploration
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NASA Lightning Research Happens in a Flash

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lightning's connection to hurricane intensification has eluded researchers for decades, and for a riveting 40 days this summer, NASA lightning researchers will peer inside storms in a way ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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