The Olympics Has 100 Percent Fake Snow–Here’s The Science of How It Gets Made

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. The winter Olympics conjure up images of snowy mountain ranges, frozen ice rinks and athletes in cold-weather gear. And for good reason. Winter Olympic venues have often been in places that receive an¬†average snowfall of 300 inches per … Read more

Winter Olympics 2022: See China’s stadiums from space in these snowy satellite photos

Beijing National Stadium and Blue Cube (Image credit: MAXAR) The Winter Olympics of 2022 are here and Maxar Technologies has released satellite images revealing what many of the venues in Beijing and around China look like from space.¬† The winter games are taking place in Beijing, the same host city as the 2008 Summer Olympics. … Read more

Covid-19 news: 119 people test positive at Beijing Winter Olympics

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool A police officer stands guard inside the closed-loop bubble to protect against the spread of covid-19 at the Beijing Winter Olympics Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 12.30pm on 31 January … Read more