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The New Economy of City-Based Top Level Internet Domains

Dozens of cities will have the chance to design their own municipally focused microcosm of the web.

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Explore 38,000 Historical Maps, Online and Searchable

The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.

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DIY Mapping Goes Mainstream

Some of the best images on Google Earth, brought to you by random people.

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We Could Be Doing Something Useful With the Energy Under Our Feet

Some surprisingly not-so-unrealistic plans to capture unused energy all around us.

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

An international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

Google's Inside-Business Photos Sure Are Getting Surreal

Yes, that is a body being sucked down a toilet, and it only gets weirder.

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What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.

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Could Your Smartphone Help Police Track Gunfire?

Researchers develop an add-on to the Android that can pinpoint the location of shooters.

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Could the Police Get a Breathalyzer for Marijuana and Cocaine?

It could happen, with Swedish researchers reporting they were able to detect drugs in the breath of addicts.

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When It Comes to Flood Prevention, Not All Grass Is Created Equal

Some species are much more absorbent than others, according to new research.

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Researchers Can Tell How Healthy Your Neighborhood Is From Your Facebook Page

Tracking obesity rates based on your interest in outdoor fitness, health and wellness, and television.

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How Surveillance Cameras and Civil Liberties Can Coexist

Technology will continue to enhance our ability to monitor public spaces. But cities should seize upon more surveillance cautiously.

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Where Kabul Goes to Buy Its iPods

A peek inside the city's unofficial Apple store.

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Road Testing the Newest Wave in Taxi Hailing Apps

Uber Taxi vs. TaxiMe vs. myTaxi, a head-to-head match-up.

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Hilarious, Sad Comics Inspired by Craigslist's 'Missed Connections'

Hey, lady walking your chicken on a leash in Portland – somebody's looking for you.

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Is Your City Getting in the Way of Your Social Life?

Measuring the "social interaction potential" of place.

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Superstorm Sandy Was So Powerful the Ground Shook in Seattle

Earthquakes aren't the only thing to make the earth shiver.

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The Chicago River Is Now Running in the Opposite Direction

The river will flow temporarily into Lake Michigan, where it'll dump millions of gallons of raw sewage.