3 BRILLIANT MINUTES: Scientists learn how to steer lightning

For 270 years we've only been able to attract lightning using lightning rods. What if we could actually steer lightning away?
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 5:19 PM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - You can thank Benjamin Franklin for popularizing the lightning rod. He didn’t just fly a kite with a key on a string, he published instructions for using an iron rod and brass wire to protect a barn or house from lightning.

But what if... instead of attracting lightning to a safe ground, you could intentionally steer it away from whatever you were trying to protect? Think of the benefits to airports and sports stadiums.

Brad Spakowitz is in the driver’s seat for today’s 3 BRILLIANT MINUTES with a discovery on how to steer lightning.

Plus, NASA says this is the best place in the world to find meteorites. Brad tells you where and shows you one of the “big” finds.