Posted on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 | 17 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Scientists may soon be able to make it rain by firing laser beams in to the air to create water droplets.
While the technique known as laser-assisted water condensation doesn't work in very dry air, it can produce water droplets in air that is already humid. The technology still has a long way to go but may one day make it possible to produce rainfall on demand.
"Researchers from the University of Geneva used lasers to create water droplets in the air, in a development which could eventually lead to man-made weather systems."