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Meanwhile, in other non-Osama bin Laden related news today, Lasers have come a long way. From vision correction surgery to now saving the disappearing forests of the world.

The destruction of forests ranks as the second leading cause of climate  change – after the burning of fossil fuels — accounting for up to 20  percent of global carbon pollution. Until recently, measuring carbon has been too complicated, too costly and altogether inaccurate. An unlikely solution: lasers being shot from planes at 200,000 photons per second.  In a nutshell, that’s LiDAR—Light Detection and Ranging. 

How Lasers Can Help Save The World’s Forests

Meanwhile, in other non-Osama bin Laden related news today, Lasers have come a long way. From vision correction surgery to now saving the disappearing forests of the world.

The destruction of forests ranks as the second leading cause of climate change – after the burning of fossil fuels — accounting for up to 20 percent of global carbon pollution. Until recently, measuring carbon has been too complicated, too costly and altogether inaccurate. An unlikely solution: lasers being shot from planes at 200,000 photons per second.  In a nutshell, that’s LiDAR—Light Detection and Ranging.

How Lasers Can Help Save The World’s Forests