Tech

What Happens When an Entire Neighborhood Starts Using an App for Borrowing Housewares

Technology gets to the heart of a Dutch neighborhood's trust issues.

The Most Important Transportation Innovation of the Decade Is the Smartphone

So why don't cities and transit agencies take more advantage of it?

The Next Telecommunications Frontier Is Here—and It's All In Your Head

Forget Skype. Direct, brain-to-brain communication is possible. 

Growing Weed in America's Industrial Cornfields

The same tech that’s helping farmers with legal crops is a boon to the agricultural underworld.

Videos

Hyperlapse Videos Capture the Beauty of Transit Around the World

Check out cinematic commutes worldwide through the magic of Instagram.

Why One West Virginia Town Banned Cell Phones

Green Bank has become a cell-free zone—in the name of science.

How Car Companies Are Trying to Win Back Millennials

Get ready for the dashboard selfie.

People in a Hurry Choose Uber Over Traditional Cabs

In San Francisco, unlike with taxis, people rarely wait more than 10 minutes for a ride service.

Cape Town's Universal Wi-Fi Program Isn't Ambitious Enough

It offers too little data—and, with a completion date of 2030, too late.

Is There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?

The logarithmic magnitude scale is confusing to many, but it's here to stay. 

'Parentrepreneurs' Combat Hot-Car Deaths With New Baby-on-Board Tech

Car manufacturers' efforts have been fruitless, so entrepreneurs are developing ways to save children's lives.

Methodology Details for the State of the City Poll

How we arrived at the data. 

Why Are There So Many Sinkholes in Florida?

As pieces of the Sunshine State collapse in on themselves, new technology offers hope for early warning.

Remote-Controlled Moths Are Coming ... to the Rescue?

Scientists can now control the movement of "biobot" moths—and the applications could go far beyond saving your sweaters.  

How to Save America's Crumbling Bridges While Congress Gets Its Funding Act Together

Infrastructure sensors can detect safety hazards, improve traffic flows, and even help generate revenue.

This Flying Space Rock Is Way Bigger Than Los Angeles

The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is really big. Earthlings should study it now—before something similar comes knocking at our atmosphere.

The Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientists

A network of Internet-connected undersea microphones is picking up more than whale songs.

In the World of Food Trends, Nothing Stays Popular Forever

Vodka-mayonnaise cocktails, anyone?