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This Heat-Sensing Helicopter Can Find Your Illicit Marijuana-Grow House

British police busted an apartment-tower grow operation after noticing its heat signature through the walls.

GrowCubes

Is Computer-Assisted Aeroponic Growing the Future of Urban Farming?

Maybe! 

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Watch This NYPD Officer Explain Why He Lost Faith in Stop and Frisk

"If you get violated by a cop, how are you gonna trust that cop?" 

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The City Where Bicycles Rule the Road

And how it got that way.

Watch Live: CityLab 2013

Streaming video from The Atlantic's summit on urban innovation, happening now in New York.

Chris Coleman

This Is What Your Commute Would Look Like If You Had a 3D Scanner

It would be way more beautiful.

The Verge

How a Skeleton Crew Fire Department Deals With a Major Outbreak of Arson

A short documentary follows the Highland Park fire department as it does some amazing work with incredibly limited resources. 

How Social Networks Explain Violence in Chicago

In a new video, a Yale sociologist shows how relationships spread risk.

NASA

Entrancing NASA Model Reveals the Feverish Future of Climate Change

Hotter, wetter weather and new droughts are shown in this weirdly undulating simulation of Earth's atmosphere.

FourSquare

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

In six global cities.

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A Fantastically Clear, Concise Explanation of Why Traffic Happens

Tom Vanderbilt on how human behavior makes congestion worse than it needs to be.

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This Bizarre 1980s Atlanta Promo Video Celebrates ... Highways and Office Parks

It offers up strange collection of "urban amenities," including shopping malls, and "futuristic" buildings.

Jonathan Trappe

Area Man Attempts to Cross the Atlantic Using Nothing but Helium Balloons

A real-life Up, aided by weather-tracking software and documented on Facebook.

Sean Yong / Reuters

This Vending Machine in China Sells Living Crabs

The crab-o-mat is designed to satiate the appetites of boozy, late-night revelers.

MIT Senseable City Lab

The Future of Personal Drone Navigation Is Here

For the particularly cartographically challenged.

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Your Fridge Is Accelerating Climate Change, But it Doesn't Have To

Here's why, explained in 90 seconds.

ANIMAL NY

You Have to See This BMX Pro Do Sweet Tricks on a Citi Bike

Tyrone Williams makes bike-sharing look cool. 

Reuters

Riding the Dubai Metro Is Like Driving a Porsche

How to sell public transit in a city that loves its luxury cars.

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8 More Brilliant Pieces of Bike Infrastructure

Lofted bike lanes, automated parking, and more.