Satellites provide a safe and accurate alternative.
We're heading in the wrong direction.
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
3:18 p.m.: 8.5 million homes are without power. That represents 7 percent of the U.S. population.
Trying literally to raise the roof, the "Three Little Pigs" project gets underway
The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
Wind speed isn't everything.
It exploded from a tropical storm to a category five in just 27 hours.
The islands almost never encounter storms like this
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
At 20 feet below sea level, new orleans is a prime target. An ambitious new levee system would decrease the risk
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
Our models of where storms are going have gotten much better, but we can't really predict how strong they'll be once they get there.
“I'd like a Category 4 cyclone with a side of storm surge, to stay, please”
As the first potentially deadly hurricane of the season nears the Gulf Coast, government employees are working around the clock to monitor it and issue warnings. And they're doing it for free, because of the government shutdown.
Here's how these huge storms form.
A lot of meteorological terms will be thrown around for the next few days. We're here to define them so you can understand what's going on. Welcome to the Dictionary of Hurricane Sandy.
The storms are far from over.
Self-medication is only the start.
An MIT doctoral project helps evacuate disaster sites intelligently
A visualized look inside a storm. How they start, and the ways we measure how bad they get.