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Latest Rain dispersal rocket Stories

2008-08-25 12:01:05

Chinese authorities say they used rockets and chemicals to stop a thunderstorm from hitting the Olympics' final ceremonies.

2008-08-11 09:00:54

Chemicals used in Olympic rain dispersing safe to enviroment: official BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese official said on Saturday that "very limited amount of" chemicals had been involved when rockets were fired to blow away rain clouds from Friday's Olympic Games opening ceremony.

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2008-04-11 13:30:00

To prevent rain clouds from ruining the Olympics opening ceremony, China is preparing an arsenal of rockets and aircraft to disperse clouds so that dignitaries in the roofless “bird’s nest” stadium don’t get wet.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.