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Autonomous "Saildrones" built to survive hurricanes and provide unprecedented data

A 1500 pound, solar-powered craft will sail into the eyewalls of future hurricanes and report back data that could improve the ability of scientists to predict where storms will make landfall and at what strength. CBS News senior environmental correspondent Ben Tracy has the details. This video features NOAA PMEL/AOML joint research mission.


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