As long as there’s a licensed human sitting in the driver’s seat, you don’t need a special permit for your vehicle to drive itself.
Endangered terms include bat hide, bonnyclabber, ear screw, fleech, whistle pig, and popskull.
For self-driving vehicles to succeed, they’ll have to earn people’s trust—and predict their behavior.
Driverless cars and augmented reality will mean city markers as we know them will cease to exist.
One of the hub’s best known pieces of technology may become an official city landmark after all.
We know, because the internet is counting.
To understand the future of self-driving cars, it helps to look back to the first lethal auto collisions, more than a century ago.
As LEDs make it cheaper to illuminate buildings, cities are becoming experimental visual spaces—and not always for the better.
The competition is fierce, the key players are billionaires, but the path—and even the destination—remains uncertain.
Geologists have discovered evidence of an ancient 560-foot mega-tsunami.
People have sought moral explanations for natural disasters since antiquity.
Automation on the roads could be the great public-health achievement of the 21st century.
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.