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Windows Phone Gets "Smoked" By a Galaxy Nexus

Remember Microsoft’s “Smoked by Windows Phone” promotion? It’s a pretty arrogant “challenge” that pits any other phone against a Windows Phone in a race to pull-up information like the weather. Apparently it’s just backfired, badly – a Galaxy Nexus just smoked a Windows Phone. Unfortunately Microsoft didn’t take it like a man, instead throwing its toys out of the pram and rather screwing the pooch.

These Waves Are Made of Clouds

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Think you're looking at some gnarly surf off the coast of Hawaii? You're way off. These curled peaks — known as Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds — actually formed over the land-locked city of Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

NASA Launches Satellite to Predict the Weather

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Today NASA launched its first weather and climate-forecasting satellite. It's designed to collect environmental data, monitor weather patterns, natural disasters and surface temperatures -- all in the aid of better weather and climate prediction.