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- Do lightning strikes often happen in your area? Please share some instances.
- When is the rainy season in your country?
- position /puh-ZISH-uhn/
- zone /zohn/
- harm /hahrm/
- transport /trans-POHRT/
- assessment /uh-SES-muhnt/
[verb] – to put something or someone in a particular place
They positioned themselves by the window to see the sunset better.
[noun] – an area, especially one that is different from the areas around it because it has different characteristics or is used for different purposes
Is this a no-parking zone?
[verb] – to hurt someone or damage something
Certain chemicals harm the water quality.
[verb] – to take goods or people from one place to another
We transport the materials by train.
[noun] – the act of judging or deciding the amount, value, quality, or importance of something, or the judgment or decision that is made
We’ll receive the results of the assessment next week.
According to Wolf, the laser was disassembled and transported to the mountaintop via cable cars and helicopters. His team used 18 tons of concrete blocks to anchor the laser array on its base and stabilize its structure. The assembly took two weeks and is now ready for assessment. The test will run until September 2021, and if it is successful, the next experiment will take place at an airport.
- Who is Jean-Pierre Wolf?
- What will the researchers declare once the laser is active?
- According to the article, what can lasers harm?
- How many tons of concrete blocks were used to secure the laser array on the mountaintop?
- How long did it take to assemble the laser?
- Are there any lightning rods in your area? Please tell me more about it.
- What methods does your country use to control lightning?
- If you were one of the researchers, what other methods would you suggest to improve the laser?
- Do you think the testing will be successful?
- Where else should the team place a laser-based lightning rod aside from an airport? Why?