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Geplaatst op 05 mei 2010 - 09:24

Making Rain Clouds With Lasers

Shooting lasers at the sky can make the germ of a rain cloud, a new study shows. In an experiment that smacks of science fiction, scientists used a high-powered laser to squeeze water from air, both indoors and out.

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Although the technique is unlikely to be an instant rainmaker anytime soon, it could plant the seeds for more eco-friendly cloud manipulation.

"This is the first time that a laser was used to condense water from both laboratory experiments and from the atmosphere," says JťrŰme Kasparian of the University of Geneva, a coauthor of the study. The work appeared in the May 2 Nature Photonics.

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Bron: Wired.com

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