Nowadays, travel is all about getting to your destination as fast as you can while minimizing invasive groping, but this was not always so. In the olden days, travel was all about the experience, and Tiago Barros' Passing Cloud concept brings that back with this cluster of giant balloons that you can ride on.
This cute little robotic airplane called GALE exists to be shot out of a missile tube bolted to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration P-3 Orion aircraft as it's flying headlong through a hurricane, all in the name of science. SCIENCE!
Live on the East Coast? Well, just because there's a storm a-comin', that doesn't mean you have to wait for it blindly. Here are some ways to keep tabs on Irene.
In case you weren't convinced that the fast-approaching Hurricane Irene is absolutely massive, this video of the storm taken from the International Space Station should erase any doubts you have.
Sunspots, often the precursors to gigantic solar flares that can potentially destroy our entire planet in an instant (well, nearly), can now be accurately predicted two days ahead of when they emerge on the sun's surface. So relax, you'll have plenty of time to put on your tinfoil hat and prepare for the apocalypse.
This is an image from Landsat 5 taken on June fifth, showing what the scar from the EF3 tornado that tore through Massachusetts on June first looks like from 438 miles up in space.
Being from Oregon, and living in California, I tend to get all mopey when confronted with the unrelenting good weather down here. Magic Vision Lab has designed an augmented virtual reality system that's capable of turning any nice day into the wet and dreary wretchedness that I miss so much.
Here's a neat idea. This "Online Coat Rack" by Blair Ross would help you figure out what you need to wear when it comes to the coats, scarves and umbrellas waiting for you at the rack. The barometer is presented in an attractive analog fashion to boot.
Sure, you know that you need a rain jacket if it's going to rain, but what do you think about a dress that changes light intensity if it's sunny or cloudy outside? Artist Valérie Lamontagne has created a series of...
Who doesn't google with Google? Everyone, right? But, if Microsoft has its way, people will be binging more than they google, and they're updating Bing to tempt folks to give it a shot. Here are a few updates that really...