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Bill Gates and Company Files Patent to Stop Hurricanes – Can We Do That?

Posted Jul 21 2009 10:46pm

This is pretty amazing, but nothing surprises me today and it would more than likely take some pretty large barges to accomplish this, but gee if it works how wonderful it could be!  BD 

Bill Gates has a plan to stop hurricanes before they hit land, PCWorld reports

Gates and 12 other inventors filed a patent application for water alteration structure applications and methods.

The "structures" here are barges that will pump cold water from the ocean's depth and create a wall to block the hurricane. Warm temperatures power hurricanes, and so cooling the water will, in theory, break or lessen the impact of the hurricane.

The project is a brainchild of Intellectual Ventures Lab , an invention lab founded by ex-Microsoft executives.

Read the patent application here .

Bill Gates Wants To Stop Hurricanes (MSFT)

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