Scientists use laser to guide lightning bolt for first time - The Jakarta Post - The Jakarta Post

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Scientists usage laser to usher lightning bolt for archetypal time This handout representation released by ENSTA Paris - Institut Polytechnique de Paris connected January 16, 2023, shows snapshots of a lightning lawsuit astatine Schwaegalp (a) and Kronberg (b) adjacent Santis Mountain successful Switzerland. (AFP/Handout/ENSTA)

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Paris, France   ●   Tue, January 17, 2023

Scientists said Monday they person utilized a laser beam to usher lightning for the archetypal time, hoping the method volition assistance support against deadly bolts -- and 1 time possibly adjacent trigger them.

Lightning strikes betwixt 40-120 times a 2nd worldwide, sidesplitting much than 4,000 radical and causing billions of dollars worthy of harm each year.

Yet the main extortion against these bolts from supra is inactive the humble lightning rod, which was archetypal conceived by American polymath Benjamin Franklin successful 1749.

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