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  • June 9, 2015
    The Tempescope is the brainchild of designer Ken Kawamoto and can recreate current outdoor weather conditions right on your desktop. The box downloads the upcoming forecast from the internet and is capable of producing different sunlight effects, clouds, rain and lightning. T... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2015
    These are the Rainworks street art and games created in Seattle using stencils and water-repellant spray. For those of you who were unaware, Seattle is notorious for its rain. Here in Southern California? Not so much. Apparently we're supposed to run out of water in like a ... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2014
    Researchers at the University of Arizona and University of Central Florida are working together to develop a high-powered laser that could make it rain and lightning when directed at clouds. But what if it's pointed into the eye of an enemy? Hardcore science!: "When a lase... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    This is the conceptual Air Umbrella from designer Je Sung Park. The idea is that it will blow a canopy of air above the holder that repels rain. Except that will never happen. Now I'm not saying somebody needs to brush up on their physics, but that little air-shield is gonna... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    This is a video of Barbican's Rain Room. It's a room full of simulated rain that you can walk through and not get wet. Sorcery? Sadly, no. It uses 3-D cameras to track your movement and open a small pocket of dryness around you as you walk through it. Of course, it would b... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2011
    The Gunbrella is a real £10.99 (~$18) product that looks like one of those pop-guns with the flag that comes out that the Joker would point at Batman. Except it's an umbrella. But it does have an auto-open "trigger" so you can still aim it at people and scare them. Just not... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2011
    The Dogbrella is a $30 umbrella for dogs from Hamacher Skeletormaker. It's clear so your dog can see through it and not accidentally stab a cat in the eyes with the umbrella points (even though they want to!). I assume galoshes are sold separately. My dogs hate the rain so i... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2010
    Tired of lugging a tent around on your back? Too bad. But with the tent poncho at least you're wearing it! That's right folks, a poncho that turns into a tent. Wait, I thought they all did that. Let's see here *looking at picture* yep, that's pretty much all the informatio... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2010
    Satan, are you down there? This is a giant-ass sinkhole in Guatemala City that appeared over the weekend after tropical storm Agatha (whore! You're no Cristie) battered Central America with rain. DOWNPOURS caused by tropical storm Agatha have created a giant sinkhole in Guat... / Continue →
  • May 4, 2010
    The Rain Drum (why didn't you call it the Drumbrella?!) is a conceptual umbrella designed by Dong Min Park to provide a little musical accompaniment to a walk through the rain. You see (or hear!), each section of the umbrella is supposed to make a different drum sound (snare, ... / Continue →