Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Man, don't you wish you had...

Balls of Fire!

No worries. This is what you do. Set up this experiment!

Nanoparticles in ball-lightning-like fireballs

"The enigma of the natural ball-lightning phenomenon, reported by eyewitnesses as glowing luminescent objects floating in the air on rare occasions, has attracted scientists for more than a century. A model proposed by scientists at ESRF, explains the formation of ball-lightning as normal lightning that strikes the ground and ejects a plume of Si, SiO and SiC nanoparticles whose oxidation sustains the glow of ball-lightning."

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