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    Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    As part of a secret program to control the weather in the Middle East, scientists working for the United Arab Emirates government artificially created rain where rain is generally nowhere to be found. The $11 million project, which began in July, put steel lampshade-looking ionizers in the desert to produce charged particles. The negatively charged ions rose with the hot air, attracting dust. Moisture then condensed around the dust and eventually produced a rain cloud. A bunch of rain clouds.


    Read more: Scientists Create 52 Artificial Rain Storms in Abu Dhabi Desert - TIME NewsFeed



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    That's pretty crazy. I'd be interested in reading more about that project.



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    No way you could see that having possible negative effects elsewhere.........



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    ...remember when the Chinese did this to clear the smog for the Beijing Olympics



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Child's play.

    Back in the late 80's I stole a high powered experimental laser and fashioned a device capable of altering weather ALL OVER THE WORLD.

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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    As part of a secret program to control the weather in the Middle East, scientists working for the United Arab Emirates government artificially created rain where rain is generally nowhere to be found. The $11 million project, which began in July, put steel lampshade-looking ionizers in the desert to produce charged particles. The negatively charged ions rose with the hot air, attracting dust. Moisture then condensed around the dust and eventually produced a rain cloud. A bunch of rain clouds.




    Really? how secret can something be if it is on a Iowa State message board?



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    As part of a secret program to control the weather in the Middle East, scientists working for the United Arab Emirates government artificially created rain where rain is generally nowhere to be found. The $11 million project, which began in July, put steel lampshade-looking ionizers in the desert to produce charged particles. The negatively charged ions rose with the hot air, attracting dust. Moisture then condensed around the dust and eventually produced a rain cloud. A bunch of rain clouds.


    Read more: Scientists Create 52 Artificial Rain Storms in Abu Dhabi Desert - TIME NewsFeed
    They also found a river full of neon green algea, a ship full of gold, and a big **** stain that they say used to be actor Mathew McConaughey.



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    This kind of crap worries me. While it would benefit those who cant grow food because of declining rain, you are robbing peter to pay paul here.



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    This kind of crap worries me. While it would benefit those who cant grow food because of declining rain, you are robbing peter to pay paul here.
    Peter has always been a jerk and Paul was only asking for what he was owed.



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Skiing indoors and rain in the desert. Just move to Switzerland already.


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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    This kind of crap worries me. While it would benefit those who cant grow food because of declining rain, you are robbing peter to pay paul here.
    If it's even possible to do this on a scale that makes any difference whatsoever, then it will certainly (potentially) adversely affect the weather somewhere else.

    Pretty disgusting that they can (allegedly) create 52 rain storms for $11 million. We can't provide 52 umbrellas for that much.



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by 247cy View Post
    Child's play.

    Back in the late 80's I stole a high powered experimental laser and fashioned a device capable of altering weather ALL OVER THE WORLD.

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    Oh yeah? Top this:



    Back on-topic, this sounds like a bad idea in the grand scheme of things. Intentionally messing around with the climate doesn't sound like the best idea.



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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    As part of a secret program to control the weather in the Middle East, scientists working for the United Arab Emirates government artificially created rain where rain is generally nowhere to be found. The $11 million project, which began in July, put steel lampshade-looking ionizers in the desert to produce charged particles. The negatively charged ions rose with the hot air, attracting dust. Moisture then condensed around the dust and eventually produced a rain cloud. A bunch of rain clouds.

    Wait a minute. Didn't they already do that on Tatooine? I'm pretty sure there is some sort of intergalactic patent infringement going on here...


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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    Oh yeah? Top this:

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    Re: Scientists Create Artifical Rainstorms in Desert

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    As part of a secret program to control the weather in the Middle East, scientists working for the United Arab Emirates government artificially created rain where rain is generally nowhere to be found. The $11 million project, which began in July, put steel lampshade-looking ionizers in the desert to produce charged particles. The negatively charged ions rose with the hot air, attracting dust. Moisture then condensed around the dust and eventually produced a rain cloud. A bunch of rain clouds.


    Read more: Scientists Create 52 Artificial Rain Storms in Abu Dhabi Desert - TIME NewsFeed
    Wait 'til the wack-job activists get a hold of this one!!!!!



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