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These Minimalist Watercolours Are Made From Real Drops Of Rain

Most folks pick up the pace or seek cover when the skies open up and it starts to pour, but that’s precisely when Gustavo Sousa takes to the streets to collect some creative inspiration. The Brazil-born, New York-based art director uses h20 sent straight from the heavens for his Rain Paintings, a series of small watercolor clouds identified by the date and location they were made.


Someone Finally Made A Visor For Your Car's Side Mirrors

Most cars have wipers on the front and back windscreens, and some even on the the headlights. But you’ll be hard pressed to find a vehicle with wiper blades on the side mirrors, which get just as wet and obscured when it’s raining.


Giz Explains: How Human Beings Control The Weather

Humans have been trying to control the weather since the day we traded in our spears for shovels. Cultures from every corner of the globe have worshipped rain-granting deities, and our sci-fi villains have been obsessed with flood and drought. But in the modern era, we no longer have use for the old water gods. We’ve got the technology, finally, to make the clouds do our bidding.


Facebook's Data Center Humidity 'Challenge' Was Indoor Rain

In 2011 Facebook reported that their first data centre in (Prineville in the US) had a high humidity issue. Probably not the best condition for servers, sure. But it turns out that wonky temperature controls were actually causing condensation in the data centre. Like indoor rain. Like it was literally raining in the server room.


Inside The Rain Room: Walking Through A Downpour Without Getting Wet

The first thing you notice about Rain Room, the sure blockbuster installation that opened at MoMA on Friday, is the tropical humidity. The second thing is the sound from hundreds of litres of water pouring from an artificial ceiling. Finally, after your eyes adjust to the darkness, you actually see it: Rain Room, a 1,000-square-foot space that’s in a state of perpetual downpour.


Foldable Rain Boots Are Perfect For Finicky Autumn Rain Dumps

You wear your rain boots to work, but when you get there, you want to stash them somewhere else. And you know what’s good for that? These foldable Japanese wellies.


The World's Smallest Umbrella: Drench Protection That Fits In Your Pocket

Weather reporters are just a bunch of liars in the end. They may say you’re in for sunny skies, but you’ll find yourself beneath a torrential downpour, umbrella-less and unprepared. Hammacher Schlemmer has found a solution to the unreliable virus that is weather forecasts in the form of the pocketable, keep-it-with-you-at-all-times World’s Smallest Automatic Umbrella.


If You Use Your Laptop As An Umbrella, You're A Bad Person

Students: your parents spent a lot of money on that new Facebook-browsing instrument, so at the very least, please don’t use it to shield yourself from weather.


The Scientific Way To Keep From Slipping When You Run

So you want to go for a run, but it’s pouring with rain. You want to keep up your running routine, but the footpaths are getting slippery. With just a few adjustments, we’ll teach you how to laugh in Mother Nature’s stupid face.


Do You Get Less Wet Walking Or Running In The Rain?

It’s one of the more interesting thought experiments to ponder when you’re stuck inside on a dreary day, but Minute Physics finally breaks out the maths and science to determine once and for all if walking or running through the rain will keep you the most dry.