Researchers from the University of Geneva placed a giant laser on top of a mountain on July 12 to serve as a lightning rod. Swiss physicist Jean-Pierre Wolf leads the study and has shown interest in controlling lightning with laser. It shoots around 1,000 times per second, and once it is active, a no-fly zone will be implemented within five kilometers of its range. Lasers are not a threat to planes, but they can harm the human eyes, so the researchers will only activate it if there is an increase in lightning activity. The test will last until September this year, and the next experiment will be held at an airport, if successful.