Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it'sólightning. Truly
faster than a speeding bullet and hotter than the surface of the sun, lightning
strikes the Earth more than eight million times per day. Even though it has been
studied over and over, the phenomenon of lightning is still very mysterious.
This month on National Geographic Channel, Lightning Strike travels to a city
deep in the heart of Australia that is home to violent storms. The cameras go
into a cloud showing viewers the forces that actually trigger a bolt of
lightning. Also on this episode, new research reveals that lightning is one of
the strangest and most destructive forces in the world.
Lightning Strike is only one of the brilliant shows in the Naked Science
series that includes input from some of the best minds of our time. Naked
Science does not ignore the human side of science. By delving into the personal
experiences of everyday people, the science discussed feels more real.
The world's earliest superpower, the Roman Empire, felt it was of great
importance to improve the quality of life for its citizens. Much of the
technology in use today got its start more than 1,500 years ago. The Romans
invented plastic surgery, varicose vein removal, sports arenas, and high-rise
apartments. Roman Technology shows the construction of the Coliseum and
Pantheon, as well as discovers what made the Roman Empire so great.
Humans have been to the top of Mt. Everest and walked on the moon, but
they have never even come close to visiting the deepest parts of the ocean. This
highly volatile area features hurricanes, volcanoes, and some of the longest
living animals on the planet. In The Deep, Naked Science explores some of these
extraordinary landscapes that litter the ocean floor. From the skies to the seas
and all the places in between, Naked Science has got it covered.