Major cell-phones companies are equipped to let callers text emergency call centers, but most states aren’t.
To thoroughly win, you'll need to actually go visit every continent.
SketchFactor is the latest in a series of user-experience-driven mapping apps with the distinct smack of genteel paranoia.
The golden state's historic drought is forcing residents to reconsider the "yuck factor" of wastewater re-use.
Korean researchers may have uncovered an innovative use for tar-stained filters.
Press your phone against this creepy skin patch instead of fumbling with that pesky code.
Computer engineers have created software that could make it impossible to tell if photos are real.
A design based on James Hoge's creation debuted in Cleveland on August 5, 1914.
An online installation asks us to accept an all-but-certain future of drones in cities, and to rethink our relationship to them.
With a solar-powered diagnostic "slate," health workers can conduct tests, provide treatment, and instantly send information to doctors—even in remote areas without electricity.
Designed by brain scientists, "Traces" seeks to make messaging more meaningful.
Apple has a wide-ranging plan to keep its ever-expanding empire green—but it has a few holes.
Resurrecting cities' phone-booth systems with Wi-Fi hotspots, tiny art galleries, and more.
New York-based Placemeter is turning disused smartphones into big data.
Researchers recently compiled birth and death data for famous North Americans and Europeans.
Government-sponsored "smart city" initiatives aim to make life safer and easier in the Mexican capital. But will they reach everyone?
A single PR stunt reveals the complicated, pervasive intersection of logistics and culture.
The University of Texas is implementing a tiered-price web-acccess structure, while four North Carolina universities are joining their cities in building a more accessible regional network.
Hybrid cars, solar panels, and LED lightbulbs aren't just reducing our energy consumption—they're totally upending it.