Month: January 2023

Lasers Shot At Sky Can Guide Lightning

A powerful trillion-watt laser shot at the sky can generate lightning rods in the air that can guide lightning strikes to keep them from causing havoc, a new study finds.To date, the most common and effective form of protection against lightning is the lightning rod invented by Benjamin Franklin in…
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Relativity Space Aims for Orbit

Three days before astronauts left on Apollo 8, the first-ever flight around the moon, NASA’s safety chief, Jerome Lederer, gave a speech that was at once reassuring and chilling. Yes, he said, the United States’ moon program was safe and well-planned—but even so, “Apollo 8 has 5,600,000 parts and one…
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