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Hurricane Rita Spares Major Research Institutions

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Science  30 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5744, pp. 2143
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5744.2143

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Scientists in Texas breathed a sigh of relief this week after Hurricane Rita weakened from its category 5 peak intensity and sidestepped Galveston and Houston. But the near-miss still allowed several major biomedical research institutions to field-test their procedures for weathering such a storm.