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Tom Warner of ZT Research creates spectacular high-speed videos of lightning, including strikes that propagate upward from tall buildings. Presented in slow motion, the videos are mesmerizing.

The American Chemical Society and its British equivalent, the Royal Society of Chemistry, have formed the Sustainability Alliance. The alliance’s aim is to promote worldwide public understanding of the role of chemistry in creating societies that do not rely on consuming irreplaceable natural resources. Among the alliance’s online offerings are the ACS podcast Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions and the RSC magazine Chemistry for Tomorrow’s World.

Biomedical Optics Express is the 15th and newest journal published by the Optical Society of America. The online-only journal will cover all aspects of how optical science is applied to study, diagnose, and treat medical conditions. In addition to papers about...

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