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VIDEO: Museum brings hurricanes to Halifax

A new exhibit at an old Halifax museum brings the dynamics of Planet Earth to the public.

Museum brings hurricanes to Halifax

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A new exhibit at an old Halifax museum brings the dynamics of Planet Earth to the public. 2:12

A new high-tech exhibit at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History shows visitors how the world's winds, storms and earthquakes work.

The large globe suspended above a theatre is called Science on a Sphere. It was invented by weather scientists in the U.S. and the Halifax one is the first in Canada.

The two-metre wide fabric globe uses $200,000 worth of computers for its lively simulations. In addition to hard science, it can simulate 24 hours of global airplane travel or the connection webs of 10 million Facebook users.

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