Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel has given $300,000 to a Canadian inventor help his bid to make man-made tornadoes.
Louis Michaud and his company, AVEtec, are building a prototype of a machine called the Atmospheric Vortex Engine to create tornadoes about 40 meters high that can produce cheap energy from waste heat, according to Canadian newswire National Post.
Thiel's Breakout Labs program, which gives small grants to early-stage companies pursuing scientific ideas, made the investment. Thiel was an...
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