China Scores On 1st Weather Manipulation at Olympics

China Scores On 1st Weather Manipulation at Olympics

Chinese weather control rockets like this were used Friday to stop rain from disrupting the Olympics

Beijing fired over 1,000 rain dispersal rockets on Friday evening to blow away rain clouds for the smooth opening ceremony of the 29th Olympic Games at the National Stadium, confirmed the local observatory on Saturday morning. It was the largest rain dispersal operation in China, and the first time that such technology has been used to ensure the weather condition for Olympic opening, said Chinese meteorologists.

    

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Eco Brolly Turns Anything Into An Umbrella

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An Eco Umbrella

 

 

If you’ve ever been caught in a sudden and unexpected downpour (you probably weren’t wearing your weather forecasting Suunto Lumi) you’ll know that a newspaper can make for a half-decent substitute umbrella. But holding it over your head while trying to keep yourself and whatever else you’re carrying dry can be difficult.

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Controlling the Weather

NCAR’s Roelof Bruintjes (left) with Abdulla Al Mangoosh, director of UAE’s Department of Water Resources Studies.

NCAR’s Roelof Bruintjes (left) with Abdulla Al Mangoosh, director of UAE’s Department of Water Resources Studies.

Roelof Bruintjes dismisses the old saw that everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.

The Boulder scientist has made it rain in Australia, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Wyoming.

Even the Chinese asked Bruintjes — one of the world’s leading experts on weather modification — whether he could advise them on how to make it not rain for the Beijing Olympics.

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