New Mexican clouds shot with frickin' laser beams! ahhh!
The researchers harassed two passing storms from their evil fortress (or observatory) with a high powered laser, fired in pulses. The laser light managed to generate clusters of plasma filaments that, in turn, caused electrical discharges within the thunderheads. It wasn't enough to get those coveted air-to-ground lighting strikes, though.
Cameras that make great holiday gifts
Let them start the new year with a step up in photo and video quality from a phone.