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Video loop: lightning hitting plane

High Voltage: Lightning Bolt Hitting Plane Taking Off Osaka – Gizmodo

With all the times I’ve flown during a storm, I’m surprised I haven’t seen this happen before.

And the blogger asks a good question at the end:

Now, can anyone explain to this ignorant (me) how 100 trillion (million million) watts can hit a plane and nothing happens to the electronics inside, while my cell can wreak havoc emitting just a few microwaves?

[tags]airplanes, . . . → Read More: Video loop: lightning hitting plane

Who’s that wall-crawler?!

SCI-FI to SCI-FACT: A Working “Spider Man” Suit – Slice of Scifi

A “Spider-man” suit that enables its wearer to scale vertical walls like the comic and movie superhero could one day be a reality, according to a study. Natural technology used by spiders and geckos could help a human climb the side of a building or hang upside down from a roof, the analysis suggests. The findings are published in the Journal of . . . → Read More: Who’s that wall-crawler?!

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising – In Theatres October 5, 2007

It’s a dicey proposition to see one of your favorite books translated into film. Many of Tolkien’s fans were wary before Peter Jackson foisted his Lord of the Rings masterpieces upon us. I loved the Lord of the Rings books, but I was never that nervous about the film adaptation once Jackson started sharing his plans and attitude toward the films. To say . . . → Read More: The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

An attache case, an underground government, and a Spider-Man on the edge

I’m reading a lot more comics/graphic novels now than I ever have. Sadly, that’s not saying much, since I only read individual unconnected issues at a time – I never really read a full storyline until a year or so ago, save for one or two “special occasions.”

Now, though, I’m borrowing stuff from a few friends’ collections, and I’m loving it. I’m reading a pretty wide variety of stuff (standard superhero fare, TV show . . . → Read More: An attache case, an underground government, and a Spider-Man on the edge

Star Wars trailers

Okay, I get distracted for a little while and suddenly there’s new stuff in the Star Wars universe. I can feel the geek in me slipping away…

But at least I woke up in time to get my geek on…

As most people know already, there are two Star Wars TV shows in the works, one live action and one computer animated. The latter of those is much closer to completion, and it’s release is . . . → Read More: Star Wars trailers

The Amazing GlowShake

YouTube – Will It Blend? – Glow Sticks

I can’t believe I haven’t seen this series until now. There are quite a few of these “Will it Blend?” segments and it’s in the top 20, apparently, in YouTube popularity. (I love the cheesy ’70’s game show feeling.) I’ve watched 5 or 6 so far, but this is easily my favorite. I want to go buy a blender just to do this.

This reminds me of . . . → Read More: The Amazing GlowShake