Super-Storm Early Warnings From Four Extreme Weather-Tracking Satellites

In both 2016 and 2018, Lockheed Martin launched one next-generation weather tracking satellite—known as GOES, or Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites—capable of detecting almost every bolt of lightning in the Western Hemisphere. Two more of these 6,000-pound satellites will be launched in 2021 and 2024. With all four in place, they’ll be able to monitor electrical activity in the atmosphere—and the data they amass will help to …

Charged: Lowline and the Remote Skylight

A closer look at the progressive project's innovative solution to bringing natural light underground

As the most talked about urban planning project in NYC of recent times—alongside the Plus Pool, perhaps—the Lowline continues to capture the attention of the creative community and beyond through its development from concept to construction. In the nearly two years since the project was fully funded via Kickstarter, we’ve seen no shortage of in-depth looks at the inventive design to transform a historic trolley …

Studio 5 by NudeAudio

The start-up's first home speaker makes the perfect bedside accompaniment

San Francisco-based newcomer NudeAudio debuted their affordable line of portable Bluetooth speakers just last fall, but they show no signs of being satisfied with the status quo. They recently announced their newest speaker, the Studio 5, which marks their expansion into home audio territory. While their previous Move line was inspired by performance fashion, the stationary Studio 5 mingles more with industrial design and home …