Watch a Kuwaiti F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet get hit by lightning while flying through clouds

MbKS15/Twitter The following video is pretty impressive. It shows an F/A-18C being hit by a lightning bolt. Along with the flash of light, you can clearly hear a loud bang inside the cockpit, taking the pilot by surprise. Shock aside, the aircraft was probably not really damaged by the bolt.See the rest of the story […]

Now Stream This: ‘The Endless’, ‘Maniac’, ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’, ‘Shutter Island’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming. The Best Movies Streaming Right Now 1. The Endless Now Streaming on Netflix Release Date: 2018 Genre: Weird metaphysical sci-fi horror Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead […]

Giant acidic steam clouds rise from ocean after lava spill in Hawaii (VIDEO)

Incredible footage shows colossal steam clouds rising from the ocean in Hawaii after lava flows from the Kilauea volcano entered the sea at Kapoho Bay. Lava inundated the bay near Hawaii Island’s eastern tip on Monday night, causing giant plumes of acidic fumes, known as ‘laze,’ to billow from the ocean. Mesmerizing video captured by […]

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has exploded, sending ash clouds 30,000 feet into the sky — here are before-and-after photos of the destruction

DigitalGlobe; Business Insider/Jeremy Berke Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano exploded Thursday morning, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the sky. The eruption occurred shortly after 4 a.m. local time, Hawaii’s Civil Defense Agency said. The eruption shot ash more than 30,000 feet up. Authorities evacuated people from around Kilauea’s crater area and warned those in the vicinity […]

Clouds of atoms, vibrating mirrors show their quantum side

Enlarge / A Bose-Einstein condensate of rubidium atoms forms. Similar clouds of atoms were used to study entanglement. (credit: NIST/JILA/CU-Boulder) To say the quantum world is unintuitive is a staggering understatement. Particles end up in more than one place at a time, and the instances interact with each other. Decisions made after a photon has […]

Russia wants Telegram gone so badly, it blocked Google’s and Amazon’s clouds for the whole country just to keep it away from people

On Tuesday, Russia’s state communications regulator said it blocked IP addresses owned by Google and Amazon after it was discovered that messaging service Telegram had been using their cloud services to reach users. The blocking of these IP addresses has prevented internet users in Russia from accessing Telegram, as well as any other service that […]

NASA wants your pictures of clouds to verify its satellites’ data

NASA announced this week that it’s looking for some citizen scientists to help out with a project. Six orbiting instruments make up NASA’s Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) project and they are used to study Earth’s climate and the role clouds play in climate change. But sometimes it’s hard for these instruments […]

North Korea slams US for sanctions & ‘clouds of war’ but says it is open for talks

Pyongyang has accused Washington of bringing “clouds of war” to the region by imposing “the largest-ever” sanctions during the Olympic Games, but says it is still open to direct talks with the US. A statement published by state news agency KCNA hailed North Korea’s leadership for their “strong determination for peace, long-awaited inter-Korean dialogue and […]

AI4All, created by Google Cloud’s Fei-Fei Li, is pairing tech workers and high school students on AI projects

EXCLUSIVE: AI4All, an organization created by tech leaders like Melinda Gates and Nvidia founder Jensen Huang, launches its first-ever mentorship program today at Oakstop, a coworking space in Oakland, California. The program will join tech workers from companies like Salesforce, IBM, and Accenture with high school students underrepresented in AI to work on projects that […]