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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
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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