Ever since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy lightning...

Scientists will now do the next best thing: Shoot it with laser beams!

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00080-7

“The achievement is impressive given that the scientific community has been working hard along this objective for more than 20 years,” says Stelios Tzortzakis, a laser physicist at the University of Crete, Greece, who was not involved in the research. “If it’s useful or not, only time can say.”

Read of any other good/pointless advances in science lately?

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Might make this my go-to line when handing in assignments at work

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About bloody time imho :rage:

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Classic “bullied becomes bully” behaviour from man