Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Firing Rockets At Clouds Sounds Like Fun

Olympics officials in Beijing are scared silly that rain will fall on the summer games opening ceremony there in August. The concern is great enough to prompt scientists to experiment with cloud seeding in an attempt to keep the ceremonies dry. The Beijing Meteorological Bureau has said it has tried cloud seeding with hit-and-miss results. This story pops up about every six weeks, and I expect we'll hear much about it as the Olympics near. Go here if you care to read more. I mostly wanted to post this image of a leggy Chinese woman crossing a flooded Beijing street. Cool umbrella. Speaking of umbrella, this is really nice.

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