Using Lasers to Direct Lightning Strikes

For the first time ever, scientists have redirected the path of lightning bolts with lasers. During a demonstration atop Switzerland’s Säntis mountain, researchers fired rapid laser pulses at thunderclouds for more than six hours and observed lasers diverting four different lightning strikes. One was filmed in clear enough conditions to demonstrate how the bolt steered the path of the laser for around 50 meters. A laser …

Lightweight Dog Raincoat

Stockholm-based Stutterheim is adored the world over for their effective rain gear and its connection to Swedish weather and Sweden’s natural surroundings. One raincoat from the brand, the Lightweight Dog Raincoat, might be intended for canines but it boasts the same protection as Stutterheim’s garments for people. This bright yellow colorway (exclusive to SSENSE) also means your dog will be more easily seen in low light …

New Storm-Tracking Satellite Will Observe Space Weather Too

Headed to space today (with weather permitting), the GOES-T satellite and its arsenal of high-resolution cameras will track storms, wildfires and more in real time across North America. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NAOA) partnered with NASA to design and construct the satellite, which already has siblings in space. In contrast to previous satellites of this nature, which mostly trek through low Earth orbit, …