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Nanoparticle Panels Will Bring Blue Skies Indoors

Skylights are so 1986. Now it doesn’t matter if the weather outside is dark and dreary, or even if it’s midnight, for that matter: Thanks to this LED panel which replicates cloudless skies, you’ll feel like you’re bathed in warm sunshine.


The High-Tech Sensors That Keep Track Of LA's Weather

When Dallas Raines or the Times‘ weather page reports that it was 33C in Los Angeles yesterday, their data likely come from one source: the National Weather Service’s downtown Los Angeles station on the University of Southern California (USC) campus.


Tornadoes Are 100 Times More Likely Than We Thought, But That's Good News

New research suggests that tornado outbreaks aren’t independent of each other, which in turn means they’re a staggering 100 times more likely than we thought. But that stormy grey cloud may just have a silver lining.


Extraordinary Picture: Three Dragon Storms Sweeping The US

This is a really unusual weather situation, according to the National Weather Service in the US: three low pressure systems in line over the entirety of North America. NASA Goddard describes them as “three atmospheric dragons”. They do look like dragons! It must be a Game of Thrones marketing ploy.


How Mexico's Drug Cartels Are Driving Up The Price Of Limes In The U.S.

A lime shortage is threatening the U.S. food and beverage industry, with some bars and restaurants jacking up drink prices, charging extra for a slice — or refusing to serve the citrus at all. But there’s another reason to rethink that margarita: The pricey limes you’re buying from Mexico might be supporting drug violence.


Get Out Of Here: A Guide To Hudson Valley Day Hikes

Getting out of the city has never felt so good. Gizmodo tied up its boots, donned a warm hat, and hit the Hudson Valley in New York for a first-hand look at the easily forgotten world of urban day hikes.


I Can't Believe This Twisting Plane Managed To Land In Such Bad Weather

The pilot in this twisting and turning plane must be ridiculously disciplined, have palms that never sweat, a personality that never stresses and big brass ones because that’s what it takes to land a plane in such shit weather.


365 Days Of Weather In 35 Cities, All In A Single Beautiful Image

Next time your weather forecast predicts the blizzard of the century, you could gaze at this gorgeous weather visualisation and find where in the world you should be going on holidays. The designers at Raureif, masterminds behind a successful weather app, have gone analogue — packing a whole year’s worth of global weather into one amazing poster.


A Company Wants To Monitor The Earth With 3D-Printed Sensor Tiles

Data can be boring and confusing, but not when it’s visualised right. That’s why a company called FABMOB is gathering atmospheric information and turning it into real-live 3D printed objects.


Australia's Climate Is Getting Worse Says New CSIRO, Bureau Of Meteorology Report

As if we needed any further confirmation of what’s already going on around us: Australia’s mean temperature has gone up, the weather extremes are getting worse, and so is the deadly annual fire season, according to a new joint report authored by CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology scientists. It makes for some troubling reading.