Laser Beams Used to Create Filament Paths Could Potentially Direct Lightning
Published March 31, 2012
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Lasers beams have been used for the first time to trigger and divert lightning bolts. It was first postulated in the 1990s that lasers could be used to create a low-resistance pathway through the atmosphere, allowing lightning bolts to use the path of least resistance.
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