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  • Letters to the Editor

    You missed the papers that describe our experiments that produce ball lightning in our lab. We use a lightning-arc-producing apparatus.

    Clint SewardElectron Power SystemsActon, Mass.

    The ball-lightning article makes no mention of Nikola Tesla's creation of ball lightning while generating megavolt discharges from gigantic Tesla coil arrays.

    Ted V....

    02/04/2002 - 12:09
  • Feature

    Anatomy of a Lightning Ball

    Fiery blasts: QuickTime video clips.

    Not many people get to see ball lightning, but those who do never forget it. Imagine a glowing orb suddenly materializing in front of you, possibly sizzling or exuding a bluish mist and an acrid smell. The globe may be larger than a beach ball and dart through the air, perhaps hovering occasionally as if considering its next move...

    02/04/2002 - 12:09 Physics
  • Feature

    Physical Sciences

    04/03/1971 - 00:00
  • Feature

    Ball Lightning Apparently Connected with Dust

    11/18/1933 - 00:00