Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm data

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Some great ideas are born out of years of painstaking research. Others are gleaned from the plotline of the movie "Twister."

Yvette Richardson Balloon Launch 2017

The probe is supported by two helium filled balloons that lift it into the air until one balloon is separated from the package so the probe can drift in the storm sending back temperature and humidity data. Image: Penn State