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Satellites give an eagle eye on thunderstorms
It's one of the more frustrating parts of summer. You check the weather forecast, see nothing dramatic, and go hiking or biking. Then, four hours later, a thunderstorm appears out of nowhere and ruins your afternoon. (2010-12-15)

Devil's Elbow Complex in Washington state
The Devil's Elbow Complex is four wildfires that are located on the Colville Indian Reservation in northeastern Washington. They were detected on Aug. 3, but were likely ignited by lightning that passed through the area on Aug. 2. (2014-08-11)

Tornadoes, lightning and hurricanes
Scientists at the National Space Science and Technology Center in Huntsville, Ala., are using information gleaned from NASA satellites, aircraft and field research to better understand dynamics behind tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes and other destructive forces of nature. (2004-04-28)

UW's newly named 'Lamborghini Lab' brings composite parts to sports-car arena
The UW's newly named (2009-10-06)

If it rains in the Pacific will Kansas have a drought?
Who cares if it rains and the fish get wet? A Pacific Ocean rainfall experiment will have implications for global weather studies. (1999-08-24)

Comprehensive analysis of impact spherules supports theory of cosmic impact 12,800 years ago
About 12,800 years ago when the Earth was warming and emerging from the last ice age, a dramatic and anomalous event occurred that abruptly reversed climatic conditions back to near-glacial state. According to James Kennett, UC Santa Barbara emeritus professor in earth sciences, this climate switch fundamentally -- and remarkably -- occurred in only one year, heralding the onset of the Younger Dryas cool episode. (2013-05-21)

Latest GOES-R instrument cleared for installation onto spacecraft
The latest advanced instrument that will fly on NOAA's next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R known as GOES-R spacecraft is completed and cleared for installation onto the satellite. (2013-11-26)

Volcanoes may have provided sparks and chemistry for first life
Lightning and gases from volcanic eruptions could have given rise to the first life on Earth, according to a new analysis of samples from a classic origin-of-life experiment by NASA and university researchers. The NASA-funded result is the subject of a paper in Science appearing Oct. 16. (2008-10-16)

"Cold" laser beam improves arc welding, saves money
The basic technology behind the multi-billion dollar industry of arc welding has changed little since World War II. Now, engineers at Ohio State University have devised a way to improve the precision of arc welding, and even to help manufacturers save energy and equipment costs (2001-05-04)

Volcanoes may have provided sparks of first life
Researchers reanalyze classic Miller experiment to uncover role of volcanoes in early life on Earth. (2008-10-16)

Soaking in atmospheric electricity
Although lightning is the visible, dramatic event of atmospheric electricity, currents flow all around us every day. Such (1999-06-15)

Fires plaguing Idaho
Fires continue to ignite parts of the West. In this image, fires in Idaho and Wyoming can be seen. (2013-08-19)

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