Just another stormy, wet afternoon in Central Florida but what if you could pick up all this rain and move it where it is needed? Texas or California? What if a laser could start the rain?
Matt Mills got into lasers as a kid, now he's part of a team of military backed scientists that are on the cutting edge of new technology making lasers powerful enough to reach up into the sky when a thunderstorm is just about to start. In the near future, a push button storm starter could be a real thing.
That storm starter isn't a laser beam itself but rather a popping energy that comes off a much higher power beams than this one. The problem is those pops have always had trouble getting into the sky. Now, Matt has discovered a way to get the lasers to pop all the way in the clouds, in theory, that's what starts a storm. A few months ago Matt's colleagues got this cloud working experimentally, the next step is to get it to work in the sky.
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