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This Is the World on Flickr

A map from the Oxford Internet Institute reveals the geographical distribution of billions of photos uploaded to the popular image-sharing site.

Flickr

D.C. Residents Drank More, Spent Less During Shutdown, Says Foursquare

Week one: fancy Italian restaurant. Week two: dive bar.

Watch Manhattan Grow Over a Century Like a Massive Pile of LEGOs

A computer-generated visualization shows the island sprouting buildings that eventually clump together in one great clot of concrete.

Associated Press

India Finally Gets Its Own Street View, But It's Missing Most Famous Monuments

Wander through 12 cities for the first time.

Shutterstock

The Future of Air Travel Has Arrived in Denver

The NextGen system has made flying into the city's international airport smoother, quicker, cleaner, and above all predictable.

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WMP

This Heat-Sensing Helicopter Can Find Your Illicit Marijuana-Grow House

British police busted an apartment-tower grow operation after noticing its heat signature through the walls.

BitLock

Start Your Own Bike-Share With This Keyless Bike Lock

Unlock the bike with a smartphone and grant access to friends. 

AP

When Should Cops Be Required to Wear Cameras?

Striking the privacy balance is key. 

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This Map Shows Where in the World People Are Dying and Being Born

See the age-old dance of death and life in this simulation of how the world's overall population is always changing.

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Accurat

Mapping the 'Time Boundaries' of a City

An EU-funded project is building platforms to detect patterns in how people use urban spaces.

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GrowCubes

Is Computer-Assisted Aeroponic Growing the Future of Urban Farming?

Maybe! 

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Google Just Installed the Sydney Monorail in its Australian Offices

Because they would.

What Ancient Geography Has in Common With Google Maps

A new exhibition celebrates the early influence of Greco-Roman mapping.

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People Who Flush Personal Wipes Down the Drain Are Destroying America's Sewers

Stop it. Stop flushing wet wipes. 

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ITU

This Surprising Map Shows Which Countries Have the Most 'Digital Natives'

The U.S. is not number one. 

Why Surveillance Cameras Might Be Bad for Creative Economies

An unusual argument against Big Brother on city streets.

Reuters

The 'Silent Majority' Overlooked by Big Data

Be wary of self-selection bias when measuring engagement with digital platforms, a New York City official warns.

Public Record

Mugshots Shouldn't Be in the Public Record. Here's Why.

The mugshot extortion industry should make us rethink open records laws.