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From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
Some of the cyclones are 900 miles wide.
Here's how these huge storms form.
Hurricane Sandy wasn't a "superstorm." Not because it wasn't a "super" "storm," but because "superstorm" is an imaginary scare-term that exists exclusively for shock value.
Harry Schoell's engine uses superhot steam to make a cleaner, more efficient car. With video of the inventor demonstrating the engine
Satellites provide a safe and accurate alternative.
The storms are far from over.
Now that the most adorable animals are under threat, surely we'll turn the tide on the warming planet.
But it's not going to be easy for many species
A serious hidden hazard.
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
Including an elusive fox that hasn't been seen in nearly 100 years
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
Kepping windows from turning lethal
Wind speed isn't everything.
In this timelapse, NASA satellites capture unusual weather patterns in the Arctic.
This might be the strongest one to make landfall in history.
In the eye of the storm
The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
Edward Teller's life and work changed life itself.
An uncovered file documents Cold War-era investigations into an important question: is it safe to drink beer that was exposed to an atomic bomb detonation? And does it taste OK?
A dirty bomb produces no nuclear chain reaction, no mushroom cloud. Yet its aftereffects could be devastating
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it