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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Hacking Hurricanes

A series about scientists who develop ways to manipulate weather and natural phenomena begins with a look at hurricanes, and features visits to labs and field locations in Virginia, Florida, New Jersey and Colorado.

Source: Discovery Science

2 :01x02 - Hacking Tornadoes

If The Wizard of Oz was set a few decades in the future, Dorothy might never get swept out of Kansas. In this episode of Hacking the Planet, host John Rennie explores what makes tornadoes so formidable, and asks if humans could ever slow or control their spin. Rennie’s first stop is VorTECH Lab at Texas Tech University, where lead geek Dr. Darryl James shows him around (and around and around and around) their gigantic twister simulator. Later on, meteorologist Joe Golden explains his elaborate plan for freezing tornadoes in their tracks, literally: his idea involves pumping dry ice into the vortex using unarmed aerial drones. Rennie also hangs out with a group of storm chasers—cause every show about tornadoes needs to feature least one daredevil storm chaser—and talks to a Swiss engineer who’s developing a method to harness tornado winds as a form of alternative energy.

Source: Discovery Science

3 :01x03 - Hacking Lightning

A study of theories about how to harness the power of lightning, as well as ways to better protect against it.

Source: Discovery Science

4 :01x04 - Hacking Clouds

An Oregon company explores ways to harness energy from the magma chamber of a volcano in Hawaii.

Source: Weather Channel

5 :01x05 - Hacking Earthquakes

A California company examines ways to predict earthquakes.

Source: Weather Channel

6 :01x06 - Hacking Volcanoes

An Oregon company explores ways to harness energy from the magma chamber of a volcano in Hawaii.

Source: Weather Channel
Warning: Hacking The Planet guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Discovery/Science | Educational | Family
Status: New Series
Network: Weather Channel ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: February 28, 2013
Episode Order: 6
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