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Bracing for summer thunderstorms

Railways and public transport systems are particularly vulnerable to thunderstorms. But early warning remains a challenge, which makes it hard for operators to take adequate measures

dateJun 21, 2016 in Environment
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Upside-down lightning strikes

Upward lightning strikes initiate on the ground and head skyward. These discharges, which usually begin at the top of tall and slender structures, pose a real risk for wind turbines. An EPFL study analyzes the mechanisms ...

dateDec 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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