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Making Hurricanes With Miami's Thunderous 'Wall of Wind'

This is the only fan in America that can recreate the terrible conditions of a Category 5 hurricane.

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Percent of the Day: 2 out of 3 New Yorkers Now Support More Bike Lanes

Citizens are considerably more friendly to bike lanes now than they were last year.

The Trick to Building a Space Elevator

We've got the physics all worked out. The catch is finding a cable that could stretch from the earth's surface into orbit without breaking.

Shahira Hammad

A Train Station Inspired By Natural Growth and Decay

Credit this architect for building a transportation hub that looks like it'd eat you alive.

In Warsaw, Green Jobs That Do Double the Good

A recycling facility employs people with learning disabilities, creating a fledgling community.

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The Unstoppable Spread of Walmart

The store's march across America, in maps.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

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The 10 Most Compelling Historic Preservation Reads

From helpful guides to digging deeper.

Nate Berg

I Crossed the Border for Candy

An international smuggling mission of juvenile proportions.

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Eid, Around the World

Worshippers packed mosques and partied outside to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

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The Case for Separated Bike Lanes

It's time to recognize that most people are never going to "stop worrying and learn to love the traffic."

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Is Alcohol Apartheid Coming to Istanbul?

Istanbul's religious teetotalers, newly powerful with Islamism's rise, want to separate out the sinners.

Reuters

In the Global Economy, All Job Creation Is Local

Is understanding this the trick to saving the stagnant middle class?

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Grisly Reports From Britain's Worst-Rated Public Toilets

Bathroom users warn of the boogers, blood and unbearable stench in the U.K's allegedly three foulest loos.

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What Not to Bring to the 2012 Conventions

Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.

Matt Stroud

'We Buy Houses': Decline and Opportunity in Pittsburgh's East Suburbs

Penn Hills, Pennsylvania's foreclosure woes have left it in deep trouble. At least two entrepreneurs are cashing in.

Facit Homes

Home Builder of the Day: CNC Printing Machine

A machine that prints house parts from 3D plans for simple human assembly.

Peter Andrew

This Highway Hunter Captures Interchanges From the Sky

Photographer Peter Andrew has been hanging out of planes to take pictures of our concrete ribbons.

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Spruce Up Dull Alleys With This Rainbow Machine

Beautifying burnt-out cars, wrecked storefronts and other urban blight with the power of colored paint.