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Theres Now an Airport Pod that Simulates the Weather

Summer in San Francisco: still chilly, still foggy. Too bad you packed like you were vacationing in sunny and dry L.A.

If only you’d known the weather before you boarded that plane.

Now you can (well, if you live in Sweden), thanks to a new climate portal at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, which is free and open to all travelers through the end of August.

Here’s how it works: Before you brave the security lines, simply step inside one of three shiny pods and be whisked away to locations like the desert, the arctic or SF to experience weather conditions in real time. where you’ll experience the location’s weather conditions in real time. The portal is wirelessly connected to several online weather services around the globe and translates the data directly into the physical rooms.

From there, the pods use heaters and air conditioners, wind simulators and audiovisual cues to simulate the weather at your destination. There’s even misters for creating San Francisco’s legendary fog.

Ah, the Swedes: What can’t they do?

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