> US pioneers "weather control powder"
> A company in the United States says it has invented a
> which can be used to remove clouds from the sky and
> stop the development of hurricanes.
> They say the new product could help many areas of the
> which are subject to extreme weather conditions.
> The Florida based company, Dyn-o-mat, used a military
> aircraft to drop four tonnes of its powder onto a
> storm cloud.
> The cloud disappeared from radar screens which were
> monitoring the experiment.
> Officials from the company, which produces materials
> absorb pollutants such as oil and acids, say they
> specially developed powder which absorbs large
> The water is then turned into a gel before falling
> the sky.
> 'Completely safe'
> The company says the gel is completely safe,
> and breaks down in seawater - though they refuse to
> exactly what is in it.
> Among the applications which they envisage for the
> are not only clearing away clouds before sports
> but also stopping hurricanes.
> They believe that a tightly controlled jet of the
> aimed at the hurricane would cut it into smaller
> making it far less threatening.
> The US government has already expressed interest in
> product, and the company says it could be useful
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