Videos

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.

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.

Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps

Hey, is that soybean field looking at me?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

The 2 Battles That Helped Launch the Environmental Movement

From the Love Canal disaster to Greenpeace's efforts to save the whales and beyond, a new documentary tracks the rise of environmentalism.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Videos That'll Make You Kind of Love the City

The baseball team ditched CGI ship fights for streetscapes and signature Pittsburgh imagery.

Minimalist Car of the Day: The ME.WE

Say hello to a car without any of the fat.

We Could Be Doing Something Useful With the Energy Under Our Feet

Some surprisingly not-so-unrealistic plans to capture unused energy all around us.

Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

Terrifying Footage of Someone Hanging From a Construction Crane by One Hand

On purpose, apparently.