Manmade embankments are an ancient technology, modeled from nature.
Relocating to a landlocked city isn’t enough.
The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.
Surreal views of Boston, London, and Barcelona from an ultra-high-definition camera aboard the International Space Station.
A volatile chemical compound is being used as propellant in airbags made by Takata, the company behind the massive auto recall in the United States. Should it be?
Many major cities don't keep comprehensive data about assaults against passengers—and even FBI-led background checks have limitations.
Mega-quakes trigger massive temblors for years after they first hit.
New York's long-heralded swipe-free subway payment system may not arrive until 2022.
Software company Esri's database files Americans into 67 different consumer groups—with eerie accuracy.
The logarithmic magnitude scale is confusing to many, but it's here to stay.
Scientists say fracking is part of why Oklahoma now rivals California in quake activity.
Experts are split on whether artificial intelligence will boost—or decimate—the economy.
For a century and a half, The New York Times has been earnestly—and hilariously—defining the evolving language of cities.
The technology craze of the 1890s meant fashion freedom and transportation independence.
Where nature meets the grid, we find an ancient way of connecting with the cosmos.
How scientists turned a beetle's unusual defense mechanism into technology.
But the Park Service won't tell you how to get there.
How skywriting rose and fell, and why its instagrammability may lead to a resurgence.