Residents devastated by Hurricane Sandy are now on a fast track for solar power. Continue reading →
Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras and Carl Young were among nine people killed Friday during a tornado that tore through El Reno, Okla. Continue reading →
In New York, Vermont and Massachusetts, hunkering down and documenting the northeast's big snowstorm ->
Because rain is such a drag when biking, Uberhood has created the umbrella for your bike. The Uberhood is a foldable umbrella that is mounted on a bike's handlebars (see below). Its elongated design and aerodynamic shape help repel rain and keep wind resistance low. That means bicyclist stays dry. ...
Most people think they know the rules of lightning: 1) Get out of the water. 2) Don't stand under tall trees. 3) Don't wave your metal walking stick in anger at the sky. That's a start, but there's much more you should know; for starters, how to tell how close the lightning is. If you [...]
Always light your fire from the upwind side. Make sure to lay your tinder, kindling and fuel so that your fire will burn as long as you need it. Igniters provide the initial heat required to start the tinder burning. They fall into two categories: modern methods and primitive methods. Modern Method...
There aren't many things in nature as pure a killer as a tornado. Destructive ... unpredictable ... incapable of listening to reason. All you can do, really, is get out of its way. But there are smart ways to do that and not-so-smart ways. For instance, a lot of people think that when they see [...]
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