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LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – They’re deceptively simple-looking detectors: one an antenna with built-in GPS, the other electronic sensors inside a large, upside-down metal salad bowl.

The sensors are the basis of a Los Alamos National Laboratory project studying lightning inside a hurricane to improve the accuracy and timeliness of forecasts for people in a storm’s path.

The effort is in the second of three years of research. The team is gearing Read the rest of this entry »

Experts say 2009 already has been proved a dangerous year for lightning strikes in the United States and warn the worst may be yet to come.

National Weather Service lightning expert John Jensenius said 11 people have been killed in the United States by lighning strikes just this month as the particularly dangerous summer months get under way, ABC News reported Monday.

“Last year was an exceptionally good year for not having fatalities. Read the rest of this entry »