Lab sparks advances in lightning research
MAGDALENA MOUNTAINS – Perhaps no other natural occurrence is so startlingly apparent and intrusive as lightning. Each year, lightning kills roughly 100 people in the United States and does billions of dollars of damage around the world.
Does cloud seeding really work?
The Biological SCENE
The pilots at Weather Modification Inc. were standing by on alert on Aug. 12, 2012, when they got word from their staff meteorologist to jump in their planes and head toward a budding thunderstorm just west of Calgary, Alberta. Their mission: to ...
ALTERNATE FUTURES | Gernsback and the Brief, Bizarre History of Weather Modification
The cloud seeding origin story dates back to 1946 in a General Electric lab with Vincent Schaefer and Irving Langmuir, who were studying particle filtration, precipitation static, and the problem of deicing planes. Much of their research took place in ...
Faye Flam: Yes, science is fallible. Here's how to tell what to believe.
Dallas Morning News
Let's just start in the early 1950s, when the Nobel prize winning chemist Irving Langmuir laid out a set of warning signs about identifying scientific ideas that might not conform to reality. He gave a handful of examples of what he called pathological ...