According to Cosmos Magazine journalist Imma Perfetto, they finally pulled it off.
“An international team of researchers installed a car-sized terawatt laser near a telecommunications tower on a mountain in Switzerland,” she said.
“Between July and September in 2021 the researchers ran this laser for a total of six hours during thunderstorms and successfully diverted four different lightening strikes.”
The lightening strikes were apparently diverted by approximately 50 metres.
To top off an already interesting month, we recently discovered that Echidnas blow snot bubbles to cool themselves down during the warmer months.
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