Since we're now on the same team as far as corporate ownership goes, we're excited to begin featuring some of Popular Photography's amazing work here PopSci.com, starting with this piece on weather-junkie Jim Reed and the story behind his beautiful photographs. --Eds.
Jim Reed's passion for extreme weather photography has put him in harm's way more than once. Getting fantastic images of nature's most incredible tricks involves a lot more than running head-on into a storm. It takes patience, science and surprisingly few new camera bodies.
With brutal hurricanes on the rise, scientists turn to far-out technologies to fight them off
By Michael BeharPosted 11.14.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Back in the 1960s and '70s, legions of scientists explored technologies to zap strength from hurricanes. Those efforts were scrapped both because experiments were inconclusive and because the cost of deploying a full-scale system to regularly battle the cyclones would have been staggering. In light of
Katrina and Rita's $200-billion-plus swath of destruction-and a forecast of even more violent and catastrophic hurricanes to come-that steep price tag now seems like a bargain, and
scientists are once again entertaining schemes to mitigate monster storms.