Disclosure: This is not related to medical devices. You can file this blog under the "just because it's cool" header.The LA Times is running a story on a newly discovered fact. Namely that large amounts of antimatter are created during lightenning storms, which is a surprise becuase scientists have only been able to make very small amounts in labs. Most telling paragraph from the article:

January 12, 2011

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Lightning Creates Antimatter

In retrospect, "we can say, 'Why didn't we realize that was happening?' " said physicist Joseph R. Dwyer of the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL., a coauthor of a paper about the findings that is scheduled to appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Even so, "it's surprising that we are seeing so much…. It illustrates the amazing things that thunderstorms can do."

What can I say other than its nice to still be surprised. Happy Wednesday.

—Heather Thompson

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