With a smartphone app and some idle time, you can help groups like the Red Cross navigate areas in need.
By crowdsourcing more than 65,000 photos, Mapillary and a team of Cuban mapmakers are creating the first “street views” of the capital city.
This might be the most realistic video-game version of the city in existence.
If we think carefully about the flaws in measuring how dense a place is, we can better articulate what we actually value about urbanism.
A new tool called OpenOversight matches names and badge numbers with photos of police. But some fear it could put officers’ lives in danger.
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The New York Public Library’s reference service still handles 30,000 calls a year.
Scientists say a self-inflating, Swedish helmet could prevent brain injuries.
It sucks onto the windshield and can’t be removed until drivers call to pay a fine.
A beginner’s guide to what will take place at the United Nations conference, and why it matters for the future of cities.
Over decades, the Kavli HUMAN Project will track 10,000 New Yorkers’ lives.
Identifying cars would help it speed up pickup times at brick-and-mortar stores—but it could use the information to track your location.
The transit authority in Sweden’s southern region of Skåne wants to make the boarding process easier through tech.
By spring 2017, the town of Keynsham could get up to 80 percent of its electricity from food waste alone
The Orbital ATK rocket is carrying supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.