thunder electricity can thunder be used to produce electricity? if yes ,then who is experimenting on this project and where is it being done and by whom? I have some ideas about it and would like to know if it works.  

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Currently, I agree with the above posts.  Thunder is the sound produced by a lightning strike.  However, the one thing I have learned having made it this far is to never say never.  Maybe a technology will be developed in the future that would employ thunder, or other types of sound waves, in the production of electricity.

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Thunder is the sound of lightning. So it can't really be harnessed to produce electricity. If you mean lightning, scientists have not figured out a profitable, efficient way to harvest significant amounts of energy from lightning, because it is so sporadic and unpredictable.

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