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Why Three Inches of Snow Turned Atlanta's Roads Into a Parking Lot

Some of the South's busiest metropolitan areas were gridlocked Tuesday after a few inches of snow caused traffic jams and multiple auto …

Snow Causes 6-Hour Delays At Atlanta Airport, The World's Busiest

The problems extend to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest in the world.<p>According to FlightAware.com, the airport "is currently experiencing inbound flights delayed at their origin an average of 6 hours 22 minutes." A quarter of all inbound and outbound flights have been …

Flying

2013 in review: a year of increasing extreme weather events

John Vidal looks back at a year of record heatwaves, floods, rainstorms and cyclones<p>2013 was the seventh warmest year on record and saw one of the strongest cyclones, some of the longest heatwaves and the most topsy-turvy weather experienced in decades.<p>Nowhere is thought to have witnessed faster …

Toronto storms leave 300,000 without power

A severe thunderstorm caused flash flooding in Toronto, cutting power to at least 300,000 homes and businesses in Canada's largest city, shutting …

Brazil's first taste of new viral democracy | Brazil

It is 8am and a bunch of people line up to get on a bus on Faria Lima Avenue in Sao Paulo. This may be their third transfer in the daily ordeal of travelling to work from the outskirts of Sao Paulo.<p>When the bus slows down, people start to nudge right or left, hoping not to be left behind. Once they …

The 2017 Internet

Visualize this: nearly half the Earth’s population – 3.6 billion people – connected to the Internet for communication, commerce, education, information, and entertainment. Think that’s too futuristic? Think again. By 2017, less than five years from today, that will be our reality.<p>This prediction is …

What would happen if all satellites stopped working?

We don’t always realise how much we depend on satellites orbiting our planet. Our space correspondent imagines the impact on the planet if we completely lost transmission.<p>We may not always realise it, but we depend on space technology orbiting the Earth. So what would happen if it all stopped …

Storms

Japan Unveils Levitating 300 MPH Train, Powered By Magnets

The country that invented the bullet train now has something much faster: the floating bullet train.<p>It’s called a “maglev” train, for “magnetic levitation.” Instead of wheels: magnets. Instead of an engine: more magnets. And it goes more than 300 miles per hour–100 mph faster than the current …

Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050

With global cities swelling and car use soaring, how will our existing transport systems cope? Ryan Chin at the MIT Media Lab looks at sustainable alternatives that we could see on the streets by 2050.<p>What is the future of urban mobility? By 2050 there could be 2.5bn cars roaming the planet and …

Autonomous Cars

Mind-Blowing Supercell Thunderstorm Filmed Near Booker, Texas

It took Mike Olbinski 4 years of failed attempts before he actually got his dream: on June 3rd he and Andy Hoeland managed to capture an unworldly …

Storms