Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
Author: Cixin Liu
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0765394081
ISBN 13: 9780765394088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. "Wildly imaginative."—Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy Tor books by Cixin Liu The Remembrance of Earth's Past #1 The Three-Body Problem #2 The Dark Forest #3 Death's End At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
Author: Paul Sagan
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 0595313949
ISBN 13: 9780595313945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In BALL LIGHTNING: Paradox of Physics, Paul Sagan lists 230 unpublished cases from Oak Ridge National Laboratories. By their mysterious propulsion, navigation, confinement and flight against winds, fireballs "defy" gravity. His novel Sagan-Hill Hypothesis explains fireball propulsion (inertialess negative gravity) and also the Flatwoods event of September 12, 1952. A witness, Sagan publishes his interviews with other witnesses and speculates that machine intelligences hide inside comet belts. Sagan explores atmospheric physics, lightning, network analysis, quantum physics, the EPR Paradox, Wolfram computation, MONDs, WIMPs, Multiverse Theory, chaoplexity, M-Theory and more. Sagan illuminates the profound changes necessary for post-modern physics to accommodate something that is foreign to our current physics. Written for the intelligent reader, this book's remarkable clarity and minimum of mathematical notation make it accessible to both the scientist and casual reader.

Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning

Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning
Author: James Barry
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1475717105
ISBN 13: 9781475717105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The purpose of this monograph is to review the known physical aspects of two unusual forms of atmospheric luminous phenomena, to deduce their characteristics and properties, and to promote efforts to improve their understanding. These two forms, called ball lightning and bead lightning, have visual images that differ from the linear image associated with normallightning. The terms "balliightning" and "bead lightning" are used to denote atmospheric luminous forms which are occasionally observed and have the geometrie shape suggested by their name. Vet, it is possible that neither phenomenon may in fact be a form of lightning in the sense of a continuous electrical discharge. Bead lightning has been described as the residue of a cloud-to cloud or cloud-to-ground lightning stroke and has the appearance of aseries of luminous balls separated by dark regions, thus resembling astring of pearls, and remains visible for about one second. Ball lightning has been described as a single luminous globe appearing ne ar the ground after a lightning stroke and also remaining visible for about one second. Both phenomena remain visible far longer than normal lightning flashes.

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
Author: Donald J. Ritchie
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:256689525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Inside Ball Lightning

Inside Ball Lightning
Author: Rainie Oet
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781732039957
ISBN 13: 173203995X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Inside Ball Lightning is a book-length memoir in verse follows the growing distance between poet, Rainie Oet, and their brother Mark over the course of several years around the time of their grandmother's death. It traces a childhood full of competitive chess, Gameboys, ghosts, ESP, and ball lightning. Here, parents' childhoods merge with the poet's in a book that looks back across generations, and looks forward into the continuing implications of the family's immigration experience. Through its masterful craft and stunning attention to detail, Inside Ball Lightning attempts to reconcile terror and love, nostalgia and pain.

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
Author: Mark Stenhoff
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2006-05-05
ISBN 10: 0306470926
ISBN 13: 9780306470929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour a whole flood, and yet, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles through. Ragged and fierce, or in red whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring pine Stands a sad shattered trunk; and, stretched below, A lifeless group the blasted cattle lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) have been investigating ball lightning for more than two decades. I published a ball lightning report in Nature in 1976 that received worldwide publicity and I consequently many people wrote to me with accounts of their own experiences. Within a very short time, I had accumulated about 200 firsthand accounts, and the file has continued to grow steadily since then. Several things impressed me. Few of those who wrote to me had any detailed foreknowledge of ball lightning at the time of their observation. Nonetheless, once reports of other phenomena such as St. Elmo’s fire had been eliminated, the remaining descriptions were remarkably consistent. Furthermore, nearly all who contacted me were keen to have an explanation of what they had seen and seemed entirely sincere.

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
Author: Herbert Boerner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN 10: 3030207838
ISBN 13: 9783030207830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ball lightning is an enigma. These luminous objects that appear occasionally during thunderstorms and can reach several meters in diameter have been a mystery to science for about 200 years. Despite several thousands of reported observations, their nature is still unknown. In this book, well documented cases of ball lightning are described and used to unravel some aspects of this mysterious form of atmospheric electricity. Throughout the book, the author discusses the various facets of the problem in an accessible but rigorous style, delivering a readable and informative text that will captivate the curious reader. He finally reaches the surprising conclusion that the solution to this puzzle may have been hidden in plain sight for many years. A foreword by Earle Williams, leading lightning researcher at MIT, introduces the book.

Ball Lightning Explanation

Ball Lightning Explanation
Author: Clint Seward
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2011-02
ISBN 10: 1458373738
ISBN 13: 9781458373731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ball Lightning is a natural phenomenon that is often associated with lightning. This book provides an explanation of Ball Lightning and includes the first report of an observation of Ball Lightning while it is forming. This book also describes potential clean energy technologies that will be possible based on this explanation.

The Nature of Ball Lightning

The Nature of Ball Lightning
Author: Stanley Singer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1468418661
ISBN 13: 9781468418668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In 1837 a comprehensive discussion of lightning appeared in the Annual of the French Bureau des Longitudes with a section on ball lightning which provided for the first time a readily available source in the scientific literature of the basic properties of this curious natural phenomenon. The author, Francois Arago, was the dominant influence in the French Academy of Sciences in the nineteenth century, having become a member of that august body at the age of twenty-three. His attention alone doubtless served at that time to establish the validity of scientific interest in the problem. In addition his discussion covered some of the major questions associated with ball lightning in a nota bly clear-sighted, effective style. Later reconsideration of the same questions often provided no significant improvement over Arago's discussion. There followed a dauntless band of varying but always small number who attempted to account for an apparently simple natural occurrence, a ball of fire usually seen in thunderstorms, with the best knowledge that advancing science could provide. All attempts to deal with this phenomenon were in variably frustrated. The characteristics of ball lightning could be readily cataloged, but they firmly resisted both experimental reproduction and theo retical explanation. One may say that to this day there is no explanation accepted by a large number of scientists. Several investigators of great ability and considerable accomplishment in different fields of science, including Faraday, Kelvin, and Arrhenius, took note of the problem.

Protect Planet Earth with Ball Lightning Technology

Protect Planet Earth with Ball Lightning Technology
Author: Clint Seward
Publsiher: LULU
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1304930122
ISBN 13: 9781304930125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
Author: Daniel H. Rosenthal
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 9781548217761
ISBN 13: 154821776X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A very interesting theory about a quickly spinning field, which is related to Ball lightning. With ideas for you to do a practical experiment which would create ball lightning similar to the natural thing. The theory is all new, but I am very sure I believe it is right. In the experiments, a main idea is that radio waves can be Polarized a step that goes beyond plane polarization. Where the wave is polarized beyond plane polarization, it is possible to form ball lightning from it.

Ball Lightning Sneak Peek

Ball Lightning Sneak Peek
Author: Cixin Liu
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1250204879
ISBN 13: 9781250204875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Download a FREE sneak peek of Ball Lightning! "Wildly imaginative." —Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy A new science fiction adventure from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Three-Body Trilogy. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. Ball Lightning, by award-winning Chinese science fiction author Cixin Liu, is a fast-paced story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

All about Lightning

All about Lightning
Author: Martin A. Uman
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 167
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 048625237X
ISBN 13: 9780486252377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Answers questions about Franklin's experiment, lightning rods, safety considerations, property damage, ball lightning, thunder, and thunderstorms

Collected Papers of P.L. Kapitza

Collected Papers of P.L. Kapitza
Author: D. Ter Haar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 1483152375
ISBN 13: 9781483152370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Collected Papers of P. L. Kapitza brings together the collected papers of Soviet physicist P. L. Kapitza in areas such as the viscosity of liquid helium below the λ-point; the Zeeman and Paschen-Back effects in strong magnetic fields; the influence of friction forces on the stability of high-speed rotors; heat transfer in helium II; and the formation of sea waves by the wind. Kapitza's other papers explore heat transfer in a two-dimensional turbulent flow; dynamical stability of a pendulum when its point of suspension vibrates; and the hydrodynamic theory of lubrication in the presence of rolling. This volume is comprised of 25 chapters and begins with an analysis of Kapitza's research on the viscosity of liquid helium below the λ-point, followed by his studies on the Zeeman and Paschen-Back effects in strong magnetic fields; liquefaction of air at low pressures; heat transfer and superfluidity in helium II; and the flow of thin viscous fluid layers under the action of a constant volume force, taking into account the surface tension. A pendulum with a vibrating suspension is also described, along with heat conductivity and diffusion in liquid medium under periodic flow conditions; the nature of ball-lightning; and symmetric electric oscillations of a perfectly conducting hollow cylinder of finite length. This book will be helpful to physicists and physics students.

Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection

Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection
Author: Tibor Horváth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2006-10-02
ISBN 10: 0470030887
ISBN 13: 9780470030882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The advent of complex intelligent structures and low-voltage electronic installations within buildings requires increasingly sophisticated lightning protections techniques. As a multimedia book, Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection is a unique, interactive self-teaching tool that provides an in-depth understanding of lightning protection. Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection helps the reader to understand the propagation of waves within complex intelligent structures within buildings, and the operation of systems designed to protect these structures. It also comments on proper human behaviour during a lightning thunderstorm. Accompanied by a web-based animation program http://www.wiley.com/go/horvath Shows the fundamental processes of the lightning phenomenon, and helps the reader to understand the measures of protection against lightning damage. Offers a new theory and calculation method to estimate the efficiency of lightning air termination systems, which helps to evaluate the residual risk of the lightning protection system. Examines the propogation of waves and the associated protection of intelligent systems against lightning electromagnetic impulses. This interactive teaching tool is designed for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in electrical engineering, construction, physics and meteorology. It will also provide a valuable resource for practitioners within electric power distribution, electronics, informatics & construction safety.

Ball Lightning Bibliography, 1950-1960

Ball Lightning Bibliography, 1950-1960
Author: Library of Congress. Science and Technology Division
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 15
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C2675650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Photograph the Paranormal

How to Photograph the Paranormal
Author: Leonore Sweet
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-12-08
ISBN 10: 9781612831282
ISBN 13: 1612831281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Must-Have Guide for Investigating the Paranormal Have inexplicable spheres and fogs ever ruined any of your photographs? If you discarded them, thinking dirt on the lens or camera glitches were to blame, you may want to retrieve them and reconsider. These spheres and fogs may be paranormal light forms. Light forms are mentioned in literature on angels, aliens, UFOs, ghosts, crop circles, near-death experiences, inter-dimensional beings, magick, and thought forms. Hypnotized subjects describe the lights as the forms we become between lives on Earth. This entertaining book examines the many theories about what these energies may be and presents evidence throughout history that confirms their existence. Starting out as a novice photographer, the author captured the apparent spirit of her sister's dog. That began her great adventure into researching orbs, vortexes, and ectoplasms that are appearing in pictures worldwide. In this book, you will learn as she did how, when, and where to photograph and interact with these intelligent life forms. How to Photograph the Paranormal has something for everyone--from the simply curious to ghost hunters and paranormal researchers. The book features dozens of original paranormal photographs--many in full color. Mysterious lights evidently have been with us all along but they are now making extra efforts to reveal themselves to humanity. This book is an eye-opening glimpse into their world.

Handbook of Atmospheric Electrodynamics

Handbook of Atmospheric Electrodynamics
Author: Hans Volland
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1351443267
ISBN 13: 9781351443265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The participation of such diverse scientific and technical disciplines as meteorology, astronomy, atmospheric electricity, ionospheric and magnetospheric physics, electromagnetic wave propagation, and radio techniques in the research of atmospherics means that results are published in scientific papers widely spread throughout the literature. This Handbook collects the latest knowledge on atmospherics and presents it in two volumes. Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her field. Topics include the physics of thunderclouds, thunder, global atmospheric electric currents, biological aspects of sferics, and various space techniques for detecting lightning within our own atmosphere as well as in the atmospheres of other planets. Up-to-date applications and methodology are detailed. Volumes I and II offer a comprehensive discussion that together will serve as an important resource for practitioners, professionals, and students alike.

Encyclopedia of the Unexplained

Encyclopedia of the Unexplained
Author: Jenny Randles
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1152908744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alien Encounters

Alien Encounters
Author: Peter Hepplewhite,Neil Tonge
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1998-03
ISBN 10: 9780806938714
ISBN 13: 0806938714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Examines tales of UFO sightings from around the world, including such famous incidents as the ones in Roswell, New Mexico; in the Tunguska region of Siberia; and the thousands of Belgian sightings.