How To Gain Traction When You're Running or Walking On Snow And Ice

Accidental falls kill 30,208 Americans each year. That's only 3,000 less than car accidents. And the technology exists to utterly eliminate poor-traction in even the worst winter conditions. You can either add it (affordably!) to your existing boots or shoes or buy a dedicated pair and it'll help whether you're just… » 3/16/15 5:39pm 3/16/15 5:39pm

The Crash of Delta 1086 Is Exactly Why Airlines Cancel Flights for Snow

We've all moaned and groaned over flights cancelled due to weather. It's maddening to miss your connection (or even your whole trip) because of bad weather, but incidents like today's crash of Delta 1086 in a snowy New York City are exactly why they make that tough call that can affect millions of travelers. » 3/07/15 2:14pm 3/07/15 2:14pm

I Climbed The Windiest Mountain In The World, In Winter

The windiest mountain in the world isn't in some far flung place, it's in New Hampshire. Mt Washington's winds can top 200mph and its temperatures fall as low as -47F. During one of the coldest Februarys on record, we decided to climb it, along with the six other peaks that make up the Presidentials. » 3/04/15 1:30pm 3/04/15 1:30pm

Recreate Your Favorite Calvin and Hobbes Comics With Tiny Snowman Molds

In the comics world, a little kid like Calvin can churn out a small army of miniature snowmen in a single afternoon. In reality, it takes a lot longer, and you'll end up with a pair of freezing soaking wet gloves well before you're finished. But if you have access to a 3D printer, you can make the process of building… » 2/24/15 5:49pm 2/24/15 5:49pm

Drone footage reveals the alien world that is a frozen Niagara Falls 

Pick your pop culture reference—the Fortress of Solitude or Hoth—and brush the mountains in cotton candy white and add water raging underneath the frozen sheets and you get a little bit close to what Niagara Falls looks like right now. NBC News has footage of the frozen Niagara Falls and it looks like another planet. » 2/21/15 12:14am 2/21/15 12:14am

Reinforced Runners Ensure This Inflatable Sled Can Survive Icy Terrain

The same inflatable tube you use to lazily drift on the lake in the summertime works just as well on a snow-covered hill in the winter—until you hit a patch of rough icy terrain. Then the odds of it getting punctured are all but guaranteed. So the makers of the Airboard, a more purpose-built inflatable sled, have… » 2/09/15 5:00pm 2/09/15 5:00pm

When Fire Hose Water Freezes on a Smoldering Building

Yesterday's giant fire in Williamsburg, Brooklyn left a paper records warehouse in tatters. While the building is still smoldering away, the New York Fire Department has been showering it with water from all sides. The cold winter air combined with a cascade of fire hose water makes for an icy freeze that is certainly… » 2/02/15 11:45am 2/02/15 11:45am

Most Popular Space Heater: DeLonghi Oil-Filled

Our space heater voting ended up being a dead heat, but the Delonghi Oil Filled 1500W Radiator ran the hottest in the end, figuratively. Oil filled space heaters have a slower start up time, but ultimately tend to be more capable of heating larger spaces, and retain their heat much longer after being turned off. » 1/25/15 3:15pm 1/25/15 3:15pm