The thermometer in the world’s coldest settlement broke as temperatures plunge

January 18, 2018 by  
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The coldest inhabited place on Earth is so chilly right now the thermometer broke. In the village of Oymyakon in Siberia , a public thermometer lets tourists and locals see how low the temperatures go. But this week, as temperatures dropped to -79.6 F (-62 C), the thermostat gave up the ghost and went on strike. Some people say their own thermometers went as low as -88.6 F (-67 C), which is almost a record for the village. Oymyakon is a village of 50 people in Siberia and has a reputation as the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth. The coldest place without human habitation is east Antarctica, which was recorded by NASA as reaching a mind-boggling -138.6 F (-94.7 C) in 2013. Anyone moaning about the weather…could be worse, this is village of Oymyakon in Russia where it is currently -62c!!!! pic.twitter.com/6RONaURGSh — Greigsy (@Greigsy) January 16, 2018 Related: 7,000 methane gas bubbles in Siberia on the verge of exploding The village gets just three hours of sunlight in December and a full 21 in July. It is served by just one small store, and the local school closes when the temperatures reach -61.6 F (-52 C). The town gets its name from a local warm spring, which doesn’t freeze, even in the coldest months – and this certainly looks to be one of them. #??????????? 14.01.2018 A post shared by ??????? (@sivtseva9452) on Jan 14, 2018 at 4:36am PST Via The Telegraph Images via Maarten Takens

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New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries

August 15, 2013 by  
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When the developers of the popular OpenSignal Android app analyzed some of the data they’d gathered from their users, they were in for a surprise. They realized that the temperature sensors meant to keep the phones’ batteries from overheating could be used to predict the weather outside. The app doesn’t work on an individual level, instead it gathers data from a large number of users to estimate daily temperatures within 1.5 degrees Celsius. Read the rest of New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: android app , crowdsourced weather predictions , temperature sensors , weather app , weather forecast , weather signal        

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Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers

August 15, 2013 by  
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The Nube` camping hammock – the flagship project of outdoor equipment manufacturer Sierra Madre Research – could be one of the most versatile tents out there. Able to suspend the user above the ground, the hammock not only sheds water, but is wind resistant and shields against insects. Through their recently launched Kickstarter campaign , the company is seeking to develop the patent-pending design and begin commercial production of the Nube`. Read the rest of Nube` Hammock Shelter Provides a “Cloud of Protection” For Adventurous Campers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping equipment , camping gear , Camping hammocks , camping tents , fiber materials , great outdoors , green camping equipment , green technology , high-tech materials , Nube` Hammock , outdoor gear’ , rain retention system , Sierra Madre Research        

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