Tech

REUTERS

Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

This clever pilot program has garnered international attention.

British Airways

This Amazing Billboard Interacts With Planes That Fly Over It

Finally, an awesome use of surveillance technology. 

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Thompson & Morgan

New at the Nursery: Tomato + Potato = TomTato

One well-designed plant, meeting all your garden needs.

Photos

Panoramic Group Photos: The Selfies of the Early 20th Century

How the introduction of new technology led the entire country to take basically the same photograph.

Reuters

Beijing's Smog: 'It Felt Like Living Near Massive Forest Fires'

Before going to China, I was blasé about the country's famous air pollution. I was completely unprepared for how bad it was.

Flickr/Walter Lim

Who Needs Central Heat When You Live Above a Subway Shaft?

A smart plan to warm homes with heat recycled from the London Underground.

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Now You Can Fool Commuters With Customized London Tube Service Signs

"Please be aware that the new Die Hard move is being filmed here today. Be alert for fireballs, floods, and bad acting."

NOAA

A Decade of Monster Hurricanes

Dramatic images of seven record-setting hurricanes from the last decade.

Google

This Virtual Tour of Venice Is So Good, You'll Feel Like You're Actually There

Google has mapped the floating city's bridges, canals, and narrow alleys. 

KIRO 7

Seattle Presses Pause on Its Mass Surveillance Plans

If only temporarily. 

SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Team Hired to Photograph Florida's Beaches for Google Street View Traumatized by Nudists

Just what kind of weird stuff did those cameras pick up? 

Shutterstock

Why Are Gas Prices Falling?

The average gallon now runs an American $3.19, the lowest price since February 2011.

Charles Flagg

An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy?

One year after the storm that caused it, an inlet blasted through Fire Island has cleansed the long-polluted Great South Bay.

ShotSpotter

ShotSpotter Has Started Marketing Itself to Schools

The gunshot detection company is just the latest to enter the potentially lucrative U.S. school shooting protection market.

Reuters

The Absurd Beauty of Creating Musical Turnstiles in NYC's Subway

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has a plan to give New Yorkers "one little gift of kindness."

Reuters

A Greener Motorized Rickshaw?

This could be the next ride for the emerging market poor.

Reuters

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

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Oh F---! Here's Where People Around the World Are Cursing

A fun new map shows that America rules supreme when it comes to Twitter profanity.