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Supersonic Hurricane Suppression PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vincent Diamante   
Thursday, 11 December 2008 09:18

Earlier this month, NewScientist put out word that a scientist from the University of Akron applied for a patent describing the suppression of hurricanes via sonic booms...

The present invention generally relates to tropical cyclones or hurricanes (typhoons). In one embodiment, the present invention relates to the method of suppressing, mitigating and/or completely eliminating hurricane structures via the destabilizing effect of supersonic booms generated by one or more airplanes capable of supersonic flight (e.g., supersonic-capable fighter planes).

Pretty darn cool stuff, but tell me: I wasn't the only one who saw the concept translating into some 1 AM anime featuring teenage girl pilots in fanservicey flight suits flying jets to avert natural disaster, was I?

 

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