- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
Since before Ben Franklin tied a key to his kite, man has attempted to understand--and even tame--lightning. And though countless discoveries have been made and our understanding advances all the time, lightning remains unpredictable and extremely dangerous. Approximately 100 people are killed by lightning every year, and countless more are injured.
NATURE TECH heads to the labs where researchers are using computer models to help predict the behavior of electrical storms and visits sites where lighting is likely to strike for a look at the real article. Examine the latest advances in prediction and protection technology, and learn simple steps that everyone can take to limit their risk of being the victim of nature's fury.