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Here's Your First Look at Black Lightning's Superpowered Daughter, Thunder Here's Your First Look at Black Lightning's Superpowered Daughter, Thunder

We’ve known for awhile that Black Lightning would keep Jefferson Pierce’s superpowered family from the comics, but just weeks before the show hits the air, we’ve got our first look at one of his daughters already suited up to follow in his footsteps: Anissa Pierce, a.k.a. DC hero Thunder.

Thunderstorm Turns Into a Nuclear Reactor and Blasts Radiation Everywhere Thunderstorm Turns Into a Nuclear Reactor and Blasts Radiation Everywhere

Thunderclouds rolled into the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015. The scientists expected the storms; they’d staked out the location specifically for studying something normally only seen by satellites. Sometime after 5am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine. And along came a…

Rare Images Suggest Thunderstorms From Space Are Even Weirder Than We Thought Rare Images Suggest Thunderstorms From Space Are Even Weirder Than We Thought

Lightning is a beautiful but dangerous beast: While we’re pretty good at observing it from the ground—and occasionally, being struck by it—there’s still some mystery about how the electrical discharges in the upper layers of our atmosphere actually work. The names given to these discharges (e.g. red sprites, pixies,…

A lightning storm captured in slow motion is like an electric ballet

Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I’ve always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That’s why this video of slow motion…

Why Do Cities Spark More Thunderstorms Than Rural Areas? Why Do Cities Spark More Thunderstorms Than Rural Areas?

Some big cities, particularly those located in hot and humid environments, actually spawn more thunderstorms than surrounding rural areas.

Air passengers may get exposed to dangerous dark lightning radiation Air passengers may get exposed to dangerous dark lightning radiation

It sounds like the beginning of Zombies on a plane—the movie starring Samuel L. Jackson that I want to see next year—but scientist have proven the existence of something called dark lightning, an invisible force that can expose unsuspecting airline passengers to sizable amounts of gamma ray radiation.

Dell Thunder Phone Appears in Leaked Video Dell Thunder Phone Appears in Leaked Video

Looking not dissimilar to the leaked photos from April, the Dell Thunder has appeared in a video sent in to Engadget. Previous leaks suggested a 4.1" OLED screen and will run Android 2.1, which still seems the case here.

Dell's Next Android Phones: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke Dell's Next Android Phones: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke

First Engadget showed us a Windows Phone 7 beauty, the Dell Lightning, and now they're showing off Dell's Android offerings: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke. They're all lookers in their own ways and full of appealing features.

CNN Fortune: Blackberry Storm as Low as $99 on Verizon? CNN Fortune: Blackberry Storm as Low as $99 on Verizon?

Fortune's Techland blog is reporting that with Vodafone's recent announcement that they would fully subsidize the Blackberry Storm, Verizon might be considering similar low cost options to compete against the iPhone. While some inside sources claimed Verizon may go as far as to make the phone free with a two-year…

Blackberry Storm Pricing Leaks On Vodafone UK Blackberry Storm Pricing Leaks On Vodafone UK

Earlier we learned that it was Verizon's requests that've partly crippled the Blackberry Storm, but we at least hope Verizon follows the lead of Vodafone UK and prices the thing reasonably. The Vodafone pricing scheme's just out, and it's seemingly good news: under a 12-month contract the phone costs the equivalent of…

BlackBerry Storm Doesn't Need Wi-Fi or Tri-Band HSDPA Because Verizon Says So, Ok? BlackBerry Storm Doesn't Need Wi-Fi or Tri-Band HSDPA Because Verizon Says So, Ok?

Though the omission of two all-but-standard smartphone features from BlackBerry's Storm is disappointing, it isn't totally inexplicable. BGR has confirmed through a "really top-level" Verizon source that the crippling was — surprise! — carried out at the behest of the wireless company. Few wireless providers are…

Blackberry Storm Goes Live On Vodafone With 3D Tour, Official Spec Page Blackberry Storm Goes Live On Vodafone With 3D Tour, Official Spec Page

Vodafone just launched the Blackberry Storm on their site (HUGE BOMBSHELL ANNOUNCEMENT), complete with a 3D image that offers a full view of the phone and a link to the Storm's spec sheet. Other than that, not a whole lot new here, just seems to (more or less) confirm what we already suspected. [Vodafone]

Leaked Screens Show BlackBerry's Own App Store Leaked Screens Show BlackBerry's Own App Store

Far be it from us to be criticize something like this, but RIM has been spilling some serious beans lately. The newest (and pehaps tastiest) comes to us from CrackBerry, where they've uncovered a few screens of the BlackBerry App Center. They've also got a wealth of information about the service, which will…

Official BlackBerry Storm Documents Leaked Official BlackBerry Storm Documents Leaked

The sneaksters over at Boy Genius Report have somehow gotten their hands on an official Powerpoint presentation of the soon-to-be-released BlackBerry Storm. This is evidently a Verizon property, since the wallpaper on all the Storms is their signature red V, but no mention of price or release date. Still, some good…

GSM Touchscreen BlackBerry Storm Specs Leaked, Thunder Name Ditched GSM Touchscreen BlackBerry Storm Specs Leaked, Thunder Name Ditched

Although Verizon definitely has dibs on the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm when it launches in the US, AT&T and T-Mo customers are watching the European rollout of the GSM version to see what's up for their future. Today BlackBerry News published a leaked spec sheet that confirms iPhone-elbowing performance: 3.2MP…

Verizon's BlackBerry Storm Sign-Up Page Is Live Verizon's BlackBerry Storm Sign-Up Page Is Live

Want to be the first on your block with the "world's first touchscreen BlackBerry"? Though it does confirm the BlackBerry Storm's CDMA + GSM global capabilities (like the BB 8830 on Verizon and Sprint), Verizon's Storm sign-up page says very little else. All that's there is a window for you to drop your e-mail address…

Verizon To Drop Official BlackBerry Storm Details Today? Verizon To Drop Official BlackBerry Storm Details Today?

So indicates this internal VZW email sent that BGR has gotten a hold of. Word is verizonwireless.com/storm will launch some time today (right now it's a 404), with official word of the first touchscreen BlackBerry from RIM, which should be getting a November 1 release. That gibes with what we've been hearing, so…

BlackBerry Storm to Get Visual Voicemail on Verizon BlackBerry Storm to Get Visual Voicemail on Verizon

We mentioned that there were rumors that Verizon was going to be bringing its own version of visual voicemail out sometime, and now there are further rumblings that this will include visual voicemail on the BlackBerry Storm. This makes the touchscreen, haptic-feedback smartphone sound even more like a real iPhone…

Touchscreen BlackBerry Storm First Live Shots Touchscreen BlackBerry Storm First Live Shots

The burning question answered by these pics from CrackBerry: What does the touchscreen BlackBerry's keyboard look like? As rumored, landscape gets you full QWERTY, while portrait mode drops you to SureType to squeeze in all the buttons. It's straightforwardly utilitarian-taking up a massive amount of screen real…

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