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The rocket that stops the rain


To make sure there was no rain over the Olympic opening ceremony in Beijing, the Chinese had fired over 1,000 rain dispersal rockets into the sky, to blow clouds away. Professor Johnny Chan, of the City University of Hong Kong, discusses whether the technology works.

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