rain

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.


What Is An Atmospheric River?

A gigantic storm is set to hit the US west coast later today, bringing with it over 30cm of rain. It’s what meteorologists call an Atmospheric River — but what is that, exactly?


Sprinting As Fast As You Can Will Keep You Drier In The Rain, Says Physics

It’s the age-old question. What’s going to get you less wet: sprinting through the rain or walking normally? There are a lot more factors involved than you might have thought, but physics dictates that running as fast as possible will normally keep you drier, unless there’s a tailwind, or, err, you’re a bit thin.


Smart Headlight System Removes Raindrop Glare

You’re driving down a twisting mountain road at night and all of a sudden the storm clouds open. Whatever you do with your headlights you can barely see more than a couple of metres in front of you. Fortunately, that’s all set to change thanks to a team of scientists who can make the reflections from the rain disappear.


This One-Piece Rain Suit Lets You Pedal Through The Most Torrential Rains

Who decided babies should have all the fun when it comes to onesies? Certainly not Smart Products. Its one-piece Bikesuit offers head to toe rain protection in the form of waterproof, breathable polyester. Come at me, Poseidon!