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Google’s Virtual Tour of Abbey Road Studios Is Both Fascinating and Frustrating

The actual sounds of the studio don't get much attention in this otherwise delightful project.

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Jill Hubley

A Gorgeous Atlas of New York Tree Species

Mapping 592,130 trees right down to trunk size.

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The Case for Driverless Trains, By the Numbers

In 8 revealing facts and figures, plus 3 charts.

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How Nairobi Built a Thriving Tech Community

Kenya's capital is home to a startup scene that makes a mission of improving lives of the urban poor.

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The Future of the ATM in a World of Digital Money

With credit cards and mobile payments dominating commerce, the relevancy—and role—of the ATM is in flux.

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The Key to Detroit's 'Bright Future' Goes Way Beyond Car Making

The city has a suite of emerging industries, from software development to computer design, that position it for economic growth.

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The Company That's Helping Mass Transit Stand Up to Uber and Leap

TransLoc is building an on-demand system for transit agencies.

San Francisco Has a Robotic Sculpture You Control With Your Brain

"Neuroflowers" changes color and blossoms according to your mental focus.

Pennsylvania Game Commission

Hanover's Bald Eagle Webcam Is Really Addictive

Gaze in wonder at Liberty and Freedom, their babies, and piles of gory fish.

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mapme.com

Mapping the World's Startup Activity

Take a look at the startup scenes of Portugal, Toronto, Tel Aviv, and elsewhere with this new mapping tool.

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The New York Car Service That Charges (Almost) Transit Prices

Via hopes to marry the convenience of a taxi with the cost of a bus.

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Let's Give the World Clean Energy With Cow Vests

The "Cowolt" would use cattle's body heat to charge phones and lamps.

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This Water-Generating Billboard Actually Grows Vegetables

Now you can have your roadside advertising and eat it, too.

Jesper Frausig

Leave It to Denmark to Make a Sleek, Solar-Powered, Electric Bicycle

The Solar Bike can purr for 40 miles on sustainable energy.

Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Can Airbnb Disrupt the Cuban Embargo?

Apps make traveling in unfamiliar places easier on Americans. That could turn out to be a real force for change in the Communist republic.

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

San Francisco's Sewer System Gets Its Very Own Rap Video

In “You Can’t Live Without Me,” the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reminds residents that “your #2 is our #1.”

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app.startupamsterdam.org

Why Mapping Matters for Amsterdam's Startup Culture

The city is using a unique interactive map to chart its entrepreneurial density—which is good for companies and investors.

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Now You Can Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Your Own City

Run away from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde down nearly any Google Maps environment you wish.

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Taktil

To Find a Bus Stop, Just Hold Up Your Smartphone

Departures NYC just won grand prize in the MTA's "best consumer/transit rider app" category.