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Weather laser can induce rain and lightning


Posted on Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 | Comment icon 29 comments

Rain clouds can be produced on demand. Image Credit: CC 2.0 JDP90
Scientists are experimenting with laser pulses that can create clouds and influence the weather.
The sophisticated weather modification technique has been continuing to gain momentum and will be discussed in detail at a meeting of the UN World Meteorological Organization in Geneva next month.

The technique uses lasers to send intense pulses of light in to the sky, inducing the formation of ice and the condensation of water which in turn results in cloud formation. The ability to do this on demand would provide a way to trigger heavy rainfall or lightning at a more convenient time before a major event or away from an area vulnerable to flooding or damage.

Weather manipulation is not a new idea - from ritualistic rain dances to experimental cloud seeding, mankind has always held a fascination with controlling the heavens. While previous efforts have yielded some degree of success, the new laser pulse method could prove to be the first reliable mechanism that can change the weather on demand without the use of chemicals.

Source: LWC | Comments (29)

Tags: Weather Control, Rain, Clouds, Lightning


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #20 Posted by EtherialNight on 28 August, 2013, 22:43
The way governments are heading, this could be the next population control device, if they haven't been screwing around with seismic technology already. Sneaky way to get rid of the opponent. Leave nature alone puny humans!
Comment icon #21 Posted by SkepticalB on 28 August, 2013, 22:54
If nature has a problem with us, let it stop us. I always believe in a get them before they get us mentality
Comment icon #22 Posted by Big Bad Voodoo on 28 August, 2013, 22:57
No thats our job too. Big Bad Voodoo
Comment icon #23 Posted by SkepticalB on 28 August, 2013, 22:58
i dont understand what you mean
Comment icon #24 Posted by Big Bad Voodoo on 28 August, 2013, 23:18
Nature pehaps "knows" that we will stop ourselves. Big Bad Voodoo
Comment icon #25 Posted by IBelieveWhatIWant on 29 August, 2013, 8:49
Here I am thinking and laughing at the people who just plain out dismissed HAARP. By now we should all know, the information that gets released (unless leaked...even then might have been leaked on purpose) is from quite a few years ago. Sooo my guess is they have had this for years and already have quite a few other "fun toys" they play with.
Comment icon #26 Posted by ash68 on 29 August, 2013, 12:31
Thanks for your replies Paladin and Imaginary,I've long been of he opinion that there is some form of intelligence at work in nature as it appears to work to a perfection we can see and I'm sure further perfection we can't,I feel if you keep poking her with a stick there maybe a retaliation and I'd place my bet on the winner right now but having said that I can see you logic Palladin but like I said,we aren't clever enough right now
Comment icon #27 Posted by Rlyeh on 29 August, 2013, 16:01
So you're against medication too?
Comment icon #28 Posted by trudoug on 3 September, 2013, 16:05
First we experiment with our own bodies and now that it's known know how to screw that up, why not go for the rest of nature's perfectness.


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