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Re: How can I stop lightning from striking?

Date: Wed Nov 24 10:59:00 1999
Posted By: In Koo Kim, Grad student, Atmospheric Physical Chemistry, University of Colorado @ Boulder
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 943382205.Eg

Short of making the building shorter, it is not impossible to avert 
lightning strikes.  A method of decresing the probability of strike by 
lightning is to raise a higher structure nearby with a lightning rod to 
attract lightning there.

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