meteorology

NASA’s beautiful snowflake simulations could help predict inclement weather

There's a lot about snow we don't know. Where does it come from? Where does it go? What does it taste like? Admittedly there are tentative answers to these questions. But there are yet more complex on

The Awair Glow is a nightlight that senses – and reacts to – bad air

There are plenty of air quality sensors out there but so far the Awair Glow is the only sensor I’ve found that can do something about nastiness in your environment. The Glow is a small plugin ni

Supercomputers supercharge NASA’s simulated storms and improve hurricane forecasts

Understanding the complex order behind the apparent chaos of a tropical storm or hurricane is no easy task, but it's worthwhile to try — such storms deal death and destruction globally, and the bett

German researchers debunk ball lightning myth

The existence of ball lightnings as atmospheric phenomena is still a controversial topic among meteorologists, with many scientists even calling them a hoax. Now plasma physicists from Humboldt Univer