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Astronauts Were Taking Selfies Before They Were Cool

A new archive collects thousands of vintage NASA photos on Flickr, including candid shots from the Apollo missions.

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Growing Up in a City Where Everyone Goes Into Engineering

Most children in Hyderabad, India, are expected to follow a STEM career path. But a startup called LearnEd encourages them to explore all their options.

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How a Manmade Tidal Lagoon Could Change the Future of Clean Energy

The planned Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in the U.K. is poised to become one of the most innovative power plants ever constructed.


The Future of U.S. Voting May Be U.K. Technology

British voting expert Lord Mark Malloch-Brown comes to America this week for a hard sell on Internet-based balloting.


A Growing Problem for 9-1-1 Dispatchers: Butt-Dials

Getting rid of accidental emergency calls could save San Francisco more than $2 million yearly, says an official.

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Developing Flood-Prevention With the World's Largest Man-Made Waves

A new Dutch facility, called Delta Flume, can generate waves up to 15 feet high.


China Rolls Out the 'World's First Driverless Bus'

Not sure why there’s a driver right there, though.


Pompeii and the Ancient Origins of Blaming the Victim

People have sought moral explanations for natural disasters since antiquity.


Self-Driving Cars Could Save 300,000 Lives Per Decade in the U.S.

Automation on the roads could be the great public-health achievement of the 21st century.

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Your Next Uber Driver May Be a Retiree

Contrary to stereotypes, seniors are a natural fit for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.

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Ads Have Started Watching You Back, Which Is Not Creepy At All

The intelligent posters change over time based on viewer reactions.


Coming Soon to Google Maps: Street-Level Air Pollution

A new partnership with Aclima will track air quality in L.A., San Francisco, and California's Central Valley.

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A Youth-Driven Interactive Map of Rapidly Changing West Oakland

West Side Stories is a primer for newcomers and a forum for longtime residents.

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This MIT Student Built a Real-Time MBTA Map for His Wall

Some frat brothers opt for Scarface posters. Ian Reynolds just wants to watch the trains arrive.

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The Study That Brought Down Volkswagen

A closer look at the West Virginia report at the center of the VW emissions scandal.


How to Spy on Your Pet at Home

The new PetBot gadget lets you check up on your four-legged companion via alerts and animal selfies.

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NASA's Mission to Bring Data From Space to the Developing World

The agency’s satellites have a unique vantage point that can help countries prepare for climate change.

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Venture Capital Might Be Raising Your Rent

But zoning for less density is ruining your city.

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Our Bodies, Our Microbial Clouds

A new study found that we leave a bacterial signature in the air.