Ed Oswald

Ed Oswald has nearly two decades of experience in technology and science journalism, and specializes in weather stations and smart home technology. He's written for Digital Trends, PC World, and TechHive. His work has also appeared in the New York Times. When he isn't writing about gadgets, he enjoys chasing severe weather and winter storms.

Galileo Thermometer: How They Work and the 5 Best to Buy

Apr 19, 20224 min read

A Galileo Thermometer is a glass tube filled with liquid, typically ethanol, and has a series of weights attached to it. As the temperature changes, the liquid expands or contracts, which moves the weights up or down the tube. While…

Texas Tornado Outbreak/New Orleans Tornado: Mar. 21-23, 2022

Apr 17, 20224 min read
Texas Tornado Outbreak/New Orleans Tornado: Mar. 21-23, 2022
The cleanup has begun in New Orleans and elsewhere following an early-season tornado outbreak across the Southern U.S, leaving at least two dead.

Remembering the Quad State Tornado of December 10, 2021

Apr 3, 20225 min read
Remembering the Quad State Tornado of December 10, 2021
A tornadic storm, now being called the “Quad State Tornado,” took a 200+ mile path across four Mid-South states. Was it the longest lived tornado ever?

Remembering the El Reno Tornado of May 31, 2013

Mar 31, 20225 min read
Remembering the El Reno Tornado of May 31, 2013
The El Reno tornado isn’t remembered for its damage. Rather, it’s remembered for the traffic chaos that ensued, and the deaths of three expert storm chasers.

Pa. pileup exposes the need for better snow squall warnings

Mar 28, 20223 min read
Pa. pileup exposes the need for better snow squall warnings
The latest multi-vehicle accident on America’s roadways due to snow squalls has some asking whether better snow squall warnings are necessary.

Is Tornado Alley Shifting East? The Data Says Yes

Mar 21, 20224 min read
Is Tornado Alley Shifting East? The Data Says Yes
Tornado Alley is well known by storm chasers and the public alike. But research suggests that far more of the country is at risk.
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