How to kill a hurricane...or so they say

By Jamey Boyum - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Can Bill Gates and 12 other scientists helping him out control the weather?

That's the question being raised after a company backed by Microsoft filled for a patent on a system that would kill or reduce the size of hurricanes before reaching land. Reporter Jamey Boyum, who is not a scientist, shows you, theoretically, how the technology could work. Click on the video in the upper right hand corner of this page to watch Jamey's lesson.

A company spokeswoman says the patent is just on of thousands of technology patents held by their company. They do not expect it to be approved for another year and half.

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