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Step Made Toward Lightning Control

Lightning reaches down from clouds in a step-by-step manner. But scientists don't know exactly how it works. (Image credit: stock.xchng)

Researchers have taken a first step in bending laser beams that they say could lead to the ability to bend lightning around a building or away from an airport. Yeah, don't hold your breath. But do enjoy reading about the feat: By combining light of different wavelengths, the waves interfere with each other and the beam bends. The thinking is you could fire one of these bendy beams into a cloud and get the lightning to follow it.

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