Videos

A High-Flying, Daredevil Tribute to the Boris Bike

Trick riders take a vertiginous journey high above the streets of London.

How Parking Lots Became the Scourge of American Downtowns

"It's very hard for people to realize ... but this is the result of planning."

Skateboarding Is Transportation, Too

Faster than walking, less of a hassle than biking, and way cheaper than a car.

An Innovative, If Evil Way to Mess With Public Advertising

Ever want to turn an annoying billboard into a sliced-up mess? Here's how.

MIT's Newest Invention Fits All the Furniture You Need in One Closet-Sized Box

And you can control it all with voice and gesture commands.

A Giant Wheel Is Cleaning Up Baltimore's Garbage-Filled Inner Harbor

The water and solar-powered device is expected to pick up as much as 800,000 pounds of garbage a year.

A Visual History of Satellites

The 'extended urbanization' of space. 

Why Libraries Matter

Over the last decade, attendance at New York City libraries' free programs jumped 88 percent to 2.5 million.

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

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

'Stop Telling Women to Smile'

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh created an ongoing public art series that actively addresses street harassment.

The Manholes Have Claimed Another Sacrificial Victim

One scooter rider had a very bad day.

Even in 1932, Copenhagen Was a Cyclist's Paradise

Wonder-struck newscasters marvel at the city's throngs of riders and "special cyclist roads."

Bike Polo Is a Lot More Violent Than You Might Imagine

A buffet of body checking, face plants, and butt-on-head brutality.

Peek Inside the Imaginary World of London's Anti-Litter Fairies

Here are a few short films about the hard-working construction crews who dispose of your trash.

There's a Whole New Treasure Trove of Quirky Pathé Newsreels

Rotterdam's fully automated supermarket, a baby elephant roaming Central London, and more.

Ukraine's Crazy Building-Climber Is Still Alive, Somehow

Ukraine's "Mustang Wanted" continues to amaze with rooftop stunts like dangling a woman high above traffic.

The World's Largest Game of Tetris, Played on a Philadelphia Skyscraper

Using 1,400 LED lights.

Ride Your Suitcase to Work With the Ridiculous 'Commute-Case'

It's what James Bond would do, apparently.

A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.