Jenny Xie

NASA/NOAA GOES Project

This Satellite Time-Lapse Captures All of 2014's Winter Storms

Come bid cold weather farewell (we hope!).

Seth Kadish/Vizual Statistix

Is Your City's Street Grid Really a Grid?

This intriguing new visual maps the symmetry of urban layouts.

Starbucks

The Digital Tip Trap

Cashless payments are great, but not if they nudge us toward paying more than we meant to.

@Gizmodo/Twitter

These SF Billboards Are Now Plastered With Photos of Distracted Drivers

A passive-aggressive awareness campaign.

Street Eraser

New Photoshop-Inspired Street Art Is 'Erasing' London

Blending the digital world with the analog.

Grassroots Engineering

A One-of-a-Kind Kayak Painstakingly Assembled from 28 3D-Printed Blocks

Building a boat, Minecraft-style.  

Jillian Tackaberry

A Fashionable Waterproof Cycling Shoe

An elegantly convenient solution to soggy commutes. 

Fading Eyes/Vimeo

Mysterious Found Footage Offers a Rare Glimpse of 1940s Chicago

One man's stellar garage sale find gives us a peek into the past.

Jeff Chiu/AP

Seattle Just Became the First City to Cap the Number of UberX and Lyft Drivers on the Road

Each service will be limited to 150 drivers at any given time.

Manny Domingo/Facebook

Why a Brand-New $10 Million Library Has Been Sitting Empty for Months

One unfortunate outcome of California doing away with redevelopment agencies.

Urban Jungle Street View

Epic Google Street View Hack Turns Cities Into Apocalyptic Jungles

Experience it like an eerie video game.

Mock-up by Luke Jerram

A Steep Street in England, Reimagined as a Giant Water Slide

Navigate the city in a new way.

Daniel Koren/Youtube

This Video Brilliantly Captures Our Fear of Walking In Sync With Strangers

A dramatization of an unspoken sidewalk struggle.

Tyler Short/Vimeo

A Wild Reinterpretation of Old-School Window Blinds

If Venetian blinds could twist and turn based on the time of day.  

Ian Strange/Facebook

Here's a House That Looks Like It Fell Out of the Sky

A dramatic art installation in Adelaide, Australia. 

Matt Johnson/Flickr

The Numbers Behind America's Mass Transit Resurgence

2013 saw 10.7 billion passenger trips, the highest in almost 60 years.

RCA IED/Vimeo

This Floating Orb Plays Freaky Sounds in Stairwells and Tunnels

Nightmare-inducing.

Scott Lynch/Youtube

2 Artists Are Living 24/7 in a Giant, Furnished Hamster Wheel

Radically redefining cramped quarters.

Mini Metro

This Addictive New Game Lets You Build Your Own Subway System

An afternoon diversion for transit nerds.