Is it really possible to stop rain, invoke lightning from the heavens or otherwise manipulate the weather? Jane Qiu and Daniel Cressey report on the once-scorned notion of weather modification.
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Qiu, J., Cressey, D. Meteorology: Taming the sky. Nature 453, 970–974 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/453970a
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