Crashing 'Canes and New Chief
The Discovery Channel program "Smash Lab" will air a new episode all about hurricanes. The Smash Lab teams test whether a special type of carbon fiber used to reinforce tunnels can also be used to hurricane-proof homes. The episode will air tonight at 10pm, Sunday 1/27 at 10am, and Monday 1/28 at 9pm. Here is a preview:
On the Smash Lab Web site, there's a special feature called Control the Crash where you can watch the hurricane-force winds blow down a building in slow-motion, so you can really analyze what happens during that type of situation.
Speaking of hurricanes, the National Hurricane Center officially has a new chief. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced its 30-year veteran Bill Read will take the post yesterday. Steve had mentioned the naming of a new director was in the works on Thursday.
Posted by: El Bombo | January 26, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse
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