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Bill Gates' Hurricane-Fighting Invention (UPDATED) (VIDEO)

08/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Microsoft's Bill Gates has already accomplished plenty in his life -- but now he's involved in an ambitious new venture -- a plan to tame hurricanes. He and several other scientists and engineers have a patent-pending project that plans to release barge-like contraptions into brewing offshore hurricanes, which would pump cold water up from the bottom of the ocean, thus calming the rough weather that's caused by warm ocean temperatures.

The Today Show did a segment on Friday that shows more details.

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