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Proxy War In The Clouds

Volcanoes take note: scientists rattle their sabers by targeting lasers on clouds:

A team of European scientists has deliberately triggered electrical activity in thunderclouds for the first time, according to a new paper in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal. They did this by aiming high-power pulses of laser light into a thunderstorm. 


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