Watch New York Subway Trains Run Their Routes in Real Time

LiveTrain NYC maps eight lines using actual train location data.

Brick Street View

Turn Your City Into Legos With 'Brick Street View'

A Google Maps mod invites you to be a kid again.

Delft University of Technology

The Weird, Wonderful Science of How Bicycles Balance Themselves

There's a whole line of study into how a moving bike can stay upright without a rider.

Arnold Schwartzman

Hollywood's Griffith Observatory at 80

A new book explores the architectural history and classic beauty of one of Los Angeles' most beloved attractions.

Corepics VOF/

For Better Health, Shop With a Grocery List

Pittsburgh shoppers that used pre-planned lists saw a drop in weight and had more nutritious diets, according to new research.


London Refuses to Go to the Dogs

One city borough wants to use DNA testing to sniff out owners who don't scoop their pets' poop.

Vivax Assist

This Tiny Electric Motor Gives Your Bike a Sneaky Boost

The Vivax Assist is perfect for folks who want to (secretly) convert to an e-bike.

Reuters/Nacho Doce

Film the Police

A new app makes it easier.

YouTube/Vojta Paul

'Grand Theft Auto 2,' Remade With Real People and a Drone

The Czech city of Valašské Meziříčí fills in for "Anywhere, USA" in this version. You can't play, but it's well worth watching.

Flickr/Wenjie, Zhang | A Certain Slant of Light

The Sound of Open Data

A winning audio design project lets you listen to the sound of your city's environmental data, in real time.

AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

Customizing the Crosswalk Experience

What if an intersection could tell when you were coming, and adapted to your needs?

Flickr/Don McCullough

The Future of Art Has a Propeller

Drone graffiti, drone photography, drone Instagram, and more.

International Transport Forum

7 Benefits and 1 Huge Problem With a World of Driverless Taxis

Perhaps the biggest win: no more on-street parking.

AP Photo/Richard Vogel

L.A.'s Love/Hate Relationship With Waze Continues

One councilmember is pushing the city to partner with the app to reduce congestion on residential streets.

Geotaggers' World Atlas/Eric Fischer

Mapping Every City’s Most Scenic Routes, One Photo at a Time

The "Geotaggers' World Atlas" follows the path of Flickr images.

Aric Snee/Justin Crowe

Simulate the Experience of Actually Having a Friend With the 'Selfie Arm'

Get ready to cringe.

Montréal en Histoires

Montreal's Interactive 375th Birthday Party Plans

An "augmented reality" app and series of short films—projected on city infrastructure—will tell the story behind Quebec's biggest city.


How Amateur Mappers Are Helping Recovery Efforts In Nepal

A crowdsourcing satellite-imagery site that made headlines when Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared last year is now being used to plot parts of Kathmandu in need of aid.