Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Most Unexpected Mention of EPR You'll See This Week

In the middle of a very interesting, poignant and not-too-surprising article about people struck by lightning:
Over the past three decades, Cooper has written articles on lightning safety, helped set up websites for survivors, and published many academic papers. A link on her UIC page points visitors to most of her work on the topic, including studies with esoteric titles such as “Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Evidence of Increased Free Radical Generation and Selective Damage to Skeletal Muscle Following Lightning Injury.” Acquiring the funds and lab space for controlled experiments has been difficult. Much of Cooper’s work is based on observations, medical examinations, and mathematical models. Survivors often get in touch with her, and she has interviewed many of them in detail, looking for clues to how lightning wreaks its peculiar form of havoc.
That's gotta be an interesting study. Unfortunately, I can't find a link to the full article, just the abstract. 


  1. The full article is behind paywall:
    And I suffered a lightning strike when I saw the price... $51 for 24h access!

    1. bouts of depression, forgetfulness, all associated phenomena with paywalls

    2. Paywalls are insane because even though the cost is high the access is only temporary. Is it even possible to save a pdf???

    3. My university has access to the journal. I put the link to the pdf in my handle. Can you access it?

    4. Nope. I have the wrong IP address.