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Bored With PCs, Bill Gates Sets His Sights On Controlling the Weather
Posted By admin On July 11, 2009 @ 5:27 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
Microsoft’s chairman is part of a joint patent filing for using fleets of vessels to stop hurricanes via geoengineering
Popular Science 
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Truly this is the age of Greenfinger: Billionaire Bill Gates has patented the idea to halt hurricanes by decreasing the surface temperature of the ocean.
Patent-watcher “theodp” first spotted the new patent filings, and told TechFlash  that the scheme reminded him of something Mr. Burns might have concocted in “The Simpsons” — if the fictional industrialist hadn’t already blown his master plan on blocking out the sun.
The hurricane-stopper plan apparently hatched from a meeting of Intellectual Ventures, a patent house which regularly gathers scientists and technologists to brainstorm together. TechFlash notes that the official filings came through an Intellectual Ventures affiliate, Searete LLC.
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