Hurricane Question

Sure, I wonder about the naming system for hurricanes.  (How do they choose?  And why did we choose a system that would forever associate innocent people’s names with mass destruction?) 

But here’s my big question:  With all the advancements of science, why can’t we “implode” (?) a hurricane?  I mean, we can send a space ship, land it on an asteroid headed for earth, and blow it up, with only one of the rag-tag group of astronauts killed in the process, but we can’t figure out a way to destroy a hurricane before it destroys us?  (Yes, I know that I just used the plot of a movie, not an actual event, but still, you get the point!)