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This Is Not an Interrogation Device, Just a Super-Safe Bike Helmet

It may look like a radioactive Chambered Nautilus initiating a cranial death-grip, but the builders of the LumaHelm see a universe of possibility in its bizarre light-shell.

Courtesy: Deck Two

A Global City Mash-Up

Urban landmarks the world over, all squeezed into one work of art.

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War-Torn Homs, As Seen By Scooter

This short film is one of the few records of life in the city.

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The World's Biggest Post-It Note Mural

Eduardo Zamarro's "Wall of Happiness" celebrates the little-known "Institute of Happiness" in Madrid.

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Remember the Automat

Once a staple of the Manhattan lunch scene, the automat sees new life as a replica for an exhibit about lunch.

Prelinger Archive

How Road Maps Were Made in the 1940s

An educational film from Chevrolet explains what it took to make an accurate map.

What the Arts Add to Our Communities

A short video on new projects to liven up neighborhoods across the country.

Courtesy: Sigund Larsen

For the High Density Dweller, a Box For Everything

A box made with the apartment in mind, formed by a patchwork of drawers.

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Death Served Cold: Revisiting the Bloody 'Glasgow Ice-Cream Wars'

Animosity still lingers among Scottish ice cream-truck drivers long after the infamous gangland battles of the '80s.

The Future of Detroit

The fifth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the Motor City.

Video of the Day: New York's Hidden Basketball Games

Two filmmakers capture pick-up games across five boroughs.

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Famous Glasgow Slum Meets 600 Lbs. of Explosives

The '60s-era Red Road Flats complex was once seen as the solution to urban overcrowding in Scotland; now it's turning to rubble.

Sustainia

A Guide to Copenhagen From the Future

Imagining a guidebook for the city in 2025.

Climate Desk

An Interactive Journey Through New York's Roofscape Makeover

Witness the evolution of NYC's billion-square-foot roofscape in the face of climate change.

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Cash Still Needed to Turn S.F.'s Bay Bridge Into a Giant, Glimmering Lite-Brite

Artist Leo Villereal is still hoping to outfit the iconic span with a carpet of white lights that's 1.5 miles long.

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What a Data-Rich Smart City Experience Could Really Be Like

How ubiquitous data and smart city infrastructure may change urban experience.

Funny or Die

Stringer Bell Puts on a Few Pounds for 'The Wire: The Musical'

A fake musical of David Simon's Baltimore saga has surfaced, featuring actual actors from the show.

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A Case Study in a Senior-Friendly City

How Arlington, Virginia, helps serve older residents.

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Watch the Sydney Opera House Disintegrate Before Your Eyes

The famed arts venue's sails appear to ripple before collapsing in this new public art installation.