Today I learned of Deep Thunder, a weather prediction system created by IBM and processed by Watson. Deep Thunder can accurately predict weather down to a .2 mile (one city block) radius using data it collects from smartphone barometers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM…
The weather stick, which predates the mercury barometer, was used by the Native Americans to predict weather. A weather stick twists upwards in low humidity and downwards in high-humidity environments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
Water can only be sucked up a pipe for 33' vertically before balancing with atmospheric pressure. The same principle is how barometers work, using mercury, which is much heavier and balances at about 3'. articles.eklhad.net/tube
Most Iphones and Ipods today have physical barometers in them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
[] Only a representative of a government weather bureau or similar agency is allowed to bring a mercury weather thermometer or barometer on board an airplane. faa.gov/about/initiatives…
203 years before Thomas Edison "invented" the light bulb, french astronomer Jean Picard created the first artificial light. He made a chance discovery moving a mercury barometer in a dark room and noticed it glowed. He isolated the effect and the first electric light was borne in neon lighting neonlibrary.com/neon_sign…
Popular comedian and game show host Steve Harvey is a bigoted man who believes atheists should not be trusted and have "no moral barometer". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
1643 Evangelista Torricelli invented the barometer, using water. Water is light-the tube had to be 35’ tall and protruded from the roof. A dummy on top went up & down with the changes in weather, and some neighbors thought he was doing sorcery. Then he tried mercury (14x heavier), & made it 32”. lorenzoayala.brinkster.ne…
Today I learned of the tempest prognosticator, also known as the leech barometer, a 19th-century invention by George Merryweather in which leeches are used in a barometer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
Jesuits had contributed to the development of pendulum clocks, pantographs, barometers, reflecting telescopes and microscopes, to scientific fields as various as magnetism, optics and electricity. They observed the colored bands on Jupiter’s surface, the Andromeda nebula and Saturn’s rings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Six species of globally unique frogs were rediscovered in the few remaining rainforests of Haiti. Frogs are known as a "barometer species" that indicate environmental health which give hope to conservation efforts in a country undergoing rapid deforestation livescience.com/9273-6-lo…
The Tempest Prognosticator, a 19th century barometer that used leeches to warn of approaching storms. blackmagus.com/tag/leech-…
Some Android phones contain a barometer! (And they're being used in r/weather to track data on Hurricane Sandy). cumulonimbus.ca/
A barometer was invented in the 19th century that used live leeches to predict storms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
The John Denver song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is about West Virginia. None of the the writers of the song had ever been to West Virginia. last.fm/music/John+Denver…
Today I learned of the Tempest Prognosticator, a 19th English invention that used a system of leeches, jars, bells, and tiny hammers to predict storms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
In 1966, a technician testing a space suit in a vacuum chamber experienced a rapid loss of suit pressure due to equipment failure. He recalled the sensation of saliva boiling off his tongue before losing consciousness. uh.edu/engines/epi2691.ht…

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