Wednesday, September 08, 2004

And now, from NanoBot Weather Central

Nanotech May Be At Center Of Hurricane (Investor's Business Daily)

    HurricaneWeather 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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