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A New Parking App That's Virtually Guaranteed to Stir Up Controversy

MonkeyParking lets users bid for street parking spaces occupied by other drivers. 

Adolf Bereuter

A Tiny Austrian Town Has the Coolest Bus Shelters We've Ever Seen

Each designed by an international architect.

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This Picture Frame Is Also a Dining Table

Just a bit of apartment magic. 

Bil Malbon

The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance

Living and loving in a super small space requires ... unique compromises. 

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From Sweden, the World's Greatest Used Car Classified Ad

Everyone in Malmö's going to want to test-drive this baby. 

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That Amazing 'Solar Roadways' Project Has a Working Prototype

The inventors are looking for $1 million to keep testing technology they claim could power the United States three times over.

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Should the U.S. Be Harvesting More Energy From Nuts?

Turkey has plans to heat an entire town with pistachio shells. Why can't that happen in California? 

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Visualizing London's Evolution From Roman Times to Today

An animation built with georeferenced records of the city's historic road network.

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A Taste of Different School Lunches Around the World

From empanadas to ratatouille.

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A Billboard That Purifies the Air Around It

Its creators claim it can do the work of 1,200 trees.

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That Plan to Turn a Steep Street Into a Giant Water Slide Was a Huge Success

Nearly 100,000 people signed up—360 got to ride.

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Artists Transform Beach Sand Into Trippy Optical Illusions

A magical sight, before it all gets washed away.

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This Suitcase Handle Wants to Help You Avoid Excess Baggage Fees

Taking the guesswork out of flying. 

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A Charming Glimpse at Morning Commutes Around the World

One architecture firm asked its employees to film what they see while heading to work. 

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A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.

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These Clever Stickers Remind Us There's Fun Outside the App Store

"Because there isn't an app for everything."

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It Costs More to Live in Honolulu Than San Francisco or New York

Paradise really doesn't come cheap. 

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A Chinese Company Managed to 3D-Print 10 Buildings in One Day

Each cost less than $5,000.

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A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York's Outer Boroughs

Picture octopus-like high-rises engulfing transit hubs.