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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.

In Warsaw, Green Jobs That Do Double the Good

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

Facit Homes

Home Builder of the Day: CNC Printing Machine

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

Courtesy of Gestalten

Watch the Icons of Google Maps Come to Life in the Real World

What happens when you insert elements from the digital realm into our physical surroundings?

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Vigilante Justice of the Day: Interstate Bike Thief Sting

Next time you think about stealing a bike, remember Jake Gillum.

Reuters

A Visual Guide to Bad Community Meetings

From arguments to interruptions, town hall meetings can be pretty inefficient.

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Happy 80th Birthday, LEGO

The company is celebrating its anniversary this week with a short film on LEGO history.

Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez

A Massive, Infinitely Reshapable 'Toy' in Trafalgar Square

A new piece of interactive design invites community participation.

The Bone-Breaking Consequences of Crossing the Street in Baku

A pedestrian's life in the capital of Azerbaijan is about as scary as it gets.

How To Jump From China's Monstrous Aizhai Bridge (and Survive)

The bridge is the longest and tallest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge ever built. It's a natural magnet for anybody who likes doing improbable things.

Doing Maintenance Work Atop the World's Tallest Building

Could you be so calm hanging off the pinnacle of Dubai's Burj Khalifa?

Adam Baker/Creative Commons

Why Dogs Ride the Subway

Moscow's canine commuters have worked out a clever system to use the city's subway for their benefit.

Addition of the Day: Portland Installs Nation's First Bike Counter

It would be Portland.

Antonin Fourneau

Graffiti, Created With Water Guns

A French artist has built a giant water-sensitive light-board for your artistic pleasure.

Courtesy of Shaping Spaces

In Philadelphia, a Porch for an Entire City

A block-long plaza replaces an unnecessary parking lane with tables, shade, and perhaps a farmers’ market or beer garden.

Fashion Innovation of the Day: The World's First Programmable T-Shirt

Wear your tweets on your sleeve.

Jason Tinder/Flickr

Cyclist vs. Elephant

American cyclists are used to dealing with disrespect on the road, but not from elephants.

This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone in the Subway

Philadelphia officials want to combat such painful examples of "distracted walking."

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The Minute Warsaw Stood Still

City comes to a halt in honor of an effort to liberate the city from the Nazis in 1944.