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This Bike Path Also Helps Prevent Flooded Sewers

A great example of how green infrastructure can be incorporated from the start in new street design.

Makani Power

Let's Go Fly a Wind Turbine

Meet Google's new kite-like apparatus that can capture wind energy where it's most powerful.

What on Earth!

Dystopian Cartoon of the Day: When Cars Ruled the World

And humans were just tiny little parasites, trying to hitch a ride.

Rex Sorgatz/Wikipedia

Ridiculous Record of the Day: Seattle's 2,131-Book Domino Rally

Anything to get the kids in the library, right?

Money-Making Scheme of the Day: Trick Tourists Into Giving Money to Statues

Step 1: Make them think that statues are actually remarkably disciplined performance artists. Step 2: Profit.

The Atlantic Cities

Can You Spot the Hidden Parking Garage on This San Francisco House?

Hint: Think of Transformers.

A Filmmaker's Scathing Critique of Istanbul's Urban Planning Policies

A 2011 documentary paints a frightening picture of the way bulldozers, bankers, and politicians are demolishing the city without regard to the environment.

American Hero Beats the British at Their Own Cheese-Rolling Game

England weeps as a man wearing the American flag captures Cooper's Hill's coveted wheel of dairy.

Invention of the Day: Shoes That Generate Power From Your Steps

Soon there will be a windmill for your exhale, too.

Reuters

America's Fuel Source of the Future Could Be 'Pond Scum'

Rejoice, America: Researchers say the nation is equipped to produce "serious amounts" of algae biofuel.

Onformative/Google Maps

Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps

Hey, is that soybean field looking at me?

Reuters

Another Spate of Wicked Storms Headed for the Midwest

Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas expected to take the next round of brutal thunderstorms and possible tornadoes.

Niels Mickers/Flickr

Brussels Does Not Take Kindly To People Messing With Its Peeing Boy Statue

Belgians love giving their Manneken Pis fashion makeovers – just not this one.

Let a Robot Mix You a Drink at Google I/O

This new robo-bartender that's slinging rounds in San Francisco is just great.

Motorrad

Pimped Ride of the Day: A Motorcycle With a Jet Engine

This is sweet.

Mayor of the Day: Bobby Tufts, Age 4

This is what happens when you choose your mayor by drawing names from a hat.

Ten News

Wildly Futuristic Stop Sign of the Day: A Laser-Powered Water Curtain in Sydney

The most ingenious way to stop too-tall trucks from colliding into bridges.

A Mesmerizing Timelapse Shows Just How Essential Public Transit Is to Zurich

Trains, trams, streetcars and the people who ride them play a starring role in this kinetic 3-minute film.

Schema Design

What Public Transit Data Teaches Us About How People Use a City

What does a city look like when viewed through the movement of its riders?