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Storms look so cool from the International Space Station

January 24th, 2021

The International Space Station is in a unique position to help scientists on Earth understand some of the more mysterious aspects of thunderstorms. An observatory on the ISS is providing researchers with insights into curious storm phenomenon only seen from space. Bizarre features that have names like “blue jets” and “elves” are being studied using …

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Watch a cloud tear itself open over a lake in Austria

October 8th, 2020

A time-lapse video captured a stunning weather phenomenon playing out over a lake in Austria. The wet microburst, which is a column of rapidly descending air that carries a ton of water down with it, is incredibly intense.  A phenomenon like this can produce damage similar to that of a tornado, though in this case, …

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is lashing out as it dies

May 28th, 2019

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the most iconic features of any planet in our Solar System. The colossal, swirling storm has dominated Jupiter for years, and it’s one of the things we always expect to see when new images of Jupiter are published. Unfortunately, the spot is dying a slow and agonizing death, …

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Watch this massive Jupiter storm swirl forever

February 4th, 2019

Jupiter, the mighty “king” of planets, is one of the most interesting objects in our Solar System, and not just because it’s really really big. The gas giant is covered in a swirling mass of clouds and storms that put any weather patterns on Earth to shame, and scientists would love to learn more about …

Winter Storm Niko: Flights cancelled

Winter Storm Niko: Over 3,000 flights have already been cancelled

February 9th, 2017

After a relatively mild winter in many parts of the Northeastern United States, a massive winter storm hit the region on Thursday morning. While the forecasts for these storms are occasionally overblown, Winter Storm Niko turned out to be just as fierce as expected, with several inches of snow having already coated parts of New …

BlackBerry App World crosses the 1 billion download mark

July 13th, 2011

Research In Motion on Tuesday announced a major milestone for its on-device software portal BlackBerry App World: 1 billion downloads served. “The BlackBerry App World storefront launched a little over two years ago, and over that time, we’ve made many feature improvements, enhanced the look and feel, and added a ton of compelling apps,” RIM’s Alex …

LulzSec IRC chat leaked; group says it was just a ‘subcrew channel’

June 24th, 2011

The Guardian has posted the full text of what is reportedly a LulzSec IRC chat room log from May 31st to June 4th. LulzSec — the notorious hacking group responsible for recent attacks on Sony, the CIA’s website, and the U.S. Senate — has fired back claiming that the room’s sole purpose is for recruiting …