The weather is getting hotter and hotter, are human on earth making their own giant baking oven by keep on allowing global warming’s contributing factors to cherish in our planet?

At least, the Geneva University’s scientists have come out with a laser technology that is capable to ‘squeeze’ water from air, both indoors and outdoors, creating rainmaking clouds on any preferred location.


“This is the first time that a laser was used to condense water from both laboratory experiments and from the atmosphere,” says Jérôme Kasparian of the University of Geneva, a coauthor of the study. The work appeared in the May 2 Nature Photonics.

Atmospheric scientists have been trying to build artificial clouds since the 1940s, with mixed success. The most popular method, shooting particles of silver iodide into the sky, relied on the fact that raindrops need something to condense around.

Although it is a clever technique, John Latham from the National Center for Atmospheric Research said, he is quite skeptical about using laser technology to create rain on demand. As in order to produce rainfall, in requires many conditions to achieve.

[ Source: Wired ; ScienceNews ; NewScientist ; University of Geneva ; National Center for Atmospheric Research ]