Videos

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?

Vigilante Justice of the Day: Interstate Bike Thief Sting

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

A Visual Guide to Bad Community Meetings

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

Happy 80th Birthday, LEGO

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

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?

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.

Graffiti, Created With Water Guns

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

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.

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."

The Minute Warsaw Stood Still

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

Updating the American Dream

An interview with innovative architect Peter Calthorpe.

London, 1918 Versus Today

Rare footage offers a glimpse of the city right after World War I. Compare those with sleek aerial footage from today.

Prototype of the Day: A Printer That Can Build a House in 20 Hours

Maybe it could even build structures on Mars.