Tech

Knight Foundaiton

The Rise of Civic Tech

Technology is poised to seriously disrupt some of the last remaining domains: government, city hall, and your neighborhood.

Honda

In the Future, We Will All Scoot Around on Robotic Stools

That's the vision of Honda, anyway, which has invented a Segway-like pedestal for personal mobility.

Please, Allow Yahoo! Autocomplete to Insult Your City

This wonderfully poisonous map shows what Yahoo!'s search engine thinks of places, such as "Chicago is so two years ago" and "Philadelphia is ugly."

Flickr/TAKA@P.P.R.S

Serious Foursquare Users Interact With Public Space in a Totally Different Way

The technology can make it easier to approach strangers, and alter our sense of belonging.

Our Memories Are Geo-Tagged

New research shows that the brain's "place cells" fire when we recall an event.

A New Census App Tells You Where You Should Be Living

Plug in key information about your preferences, and Dwellr will start looking for your new home.

Maps

Misery, Mapped: A Thanksgiving Travel Guide

A storm is bringing flight delays and cancellations across the country over the busiest travel days of the year. Track the agony with this infographic.

Terry Hope

The Quest for a Super-Light Electric Bike Powered by Solar Panels

This prototype "green" e-cycle can creep forward on the power of the sun alone, no battery required.

Thomas Jullien

Travel Around the World With This 2-Minute Instagram Short Film

852 Instagram photos from 852 different users.

Shutterstock

Why the Last Unconnected Places Are Worth Keeping That Way

In praise of powering down.

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. 

Videos
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.

@chrissalmon/Twitter

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.