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US East Coast Bracing for Blizzard, DC Expected to Take Direct Hit, Stores Ravaged

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The nation’s capital is preparing to be hit with a massive blizzard over the weekend, and many are now even more concerned after a brief dusting of snow on Wednesday evening essentially shut down the city. DC may get 12 to 24 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said, calling the system “a potentially crippling winter storm.” They have warned of white-out conditions and advised... 

More than a million cut off of power in Northeast US snowstorm

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After a powerful winter storm knocked out power for more than one million people in the Northeastern United States, hundreds of thousands remain in the dark as utility crews rush to restore electricity. Dubbed “Winter Storm Nika” by the Weather Channel, this was the second blizzard to strike the Northeast this week. Nika dropped more than a foot of snow in some areas, but it did the most damage... 

US snow storm cancels 1,600 flights on second day

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More than 1,600 flights were cancelled and 500 more were delayed on Wednesday after a fierce winter storm swept through the northeastern US. While the snowfall was over on Wednesday, fierce winds and biting temperatures continued and millions of American commuters faced miserable conditions as the storm stretched from Kentucky to New England. Almost 3,500 flights were canceled on Tuesday, and thousands... 

Power outage holds grip in US northeast

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Cars are seen covered with snow in Hartford, the US state of Connecticut, February 10, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power in the northeastern parts of the United States, following a massive snowstorm that almost paralyzed the region. The storm on Friday dumped almost one meter (about three feet) of snow. Hurricane-strength winds were also reported. More than... 

Anomalous winter disasters paralyze Moscow

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Moscow was literally paralyzed at night of November 30. The city and the region experienced two natural disasters in one night: a super heavy snowfall and an ice storm. The ice storm approached the Russian capital from the southwest. “The movement of these precipitations to the north and north-east of the capital is very slow. Temperatures will grow during the daytime. Snow will turn into rain,”... 

Computer games to be indistinguishable from reality

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Images created by Jorge Jimenez show the latest advances in computer graphics. A leading visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) says computer graphics will be indistinguishable from reality in 10 years time. “It’s an interesting time because with modern computer graphics hardware, the way it’s going, it’s gonna be pretty hard to tell the difference between something... 

Colossal snow storm roars across US, could impact 100 million people

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Hundreds of cars are seen stranded Wednesday, Feb. 2, on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Paralyzing ice, snow across 2,000-mile path could impact 100 million. A winter weather colossus roared into the nation’s heartland Tuesday, laying down a paralyzing punch of dangerous ice and whiteout snow that served notice from Texas to Maine that the storm billed as the worst in decades could live up to the... 
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