Using lasers to trigger lightning strikes

14 04 2008

A team of European scientists has deliberately triggered electrical activity in thunderclouds for the first time. At the top of South Baldy Peak in New Mexico during two passing thunderstorms, the researchers used laser pulses to create plasma filaments that could conduct electricity akin to Benjamin Franklin’s silk kite string.

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