Nanotech May Be At Center Of Hurricane (Investor's Business Daily)
- Weather forecasting, even when it comes to
hurricanes, is notoriously inaccurate. Satellites or plane-dropped
devices have limited abilities. That's because few data come from
inside the storm itself, making it hard to tell what it will do.
Now Ensco, a tech R&D firm in Falls Church, Va., says it has a foolproof way to predict the path of rampaging hurricanes and other severe weather events.
The firm's developing a system that uses helium balloons loaded with molecule-sized sensors.
The NASA-funded project is still in the design stage.
Analysts say the market for such small gear — and the science behind it called nanotechnology — will eventually total billions or even trillions of dollars. More here
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