Tech

Instructional Video of the Day: How to Build Skyscrapers Over Moving Trains

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Videos
Parsons Brinckerhoff

Why 3D Modeling Will Play a Huge Role in Tackling Rapid Urbanization

We can now simulate the effects of earthquakes, traffic jams and population expansion. From every angle.

Steve Jurvetson

Prediction of the Day: Cities Will Soon Compete to Build Driverless Car Infrastructure

You heard it here first.

Shutterstock

Brooklyn's Affordability Crisis Is No Accident

Rents are skyrocketing in the borough thanks to inflexible zoning rules.

Dennis Siegel

German Man Builds Device to Suck Electricity From Power Lines, Other People

Dennis Siegel claims his curious contraption feeds itself like a leech on ambient electromagnetic fields.

Flickr/Boston Public Library

Anniversary of the Day: Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

One of the weirdest and most awful things that ever happened.

Now You Can See Out the Bottom of Your Airplane

Or at least know what you're flying over, thanks to new Delta app.

NASA/NOAA

NASA Satellite Image Shows Beijing Drowning in a Lake of Smog

Air pollution has been particularly bad in China this week, with levels nine times above what the U.S. considers "unsafe."

Maps
Alexander Dunkel

What Flickr Can Teach Us About the Way We Photograph Cities

Maps of data offer a precise understanding of the where we shoot different landmarks.

Photos

The Best Aerial Panorama of Manhattan We've Ever Seen

A photographer shot New York City from a helicopter, then stitched together this awesome image.

Knocking Down Huge Buildings Quietly, Floor by Floor

A Japanese construction company turns demolition into energy using something it calls a "big hat."

Unless You Live in Takoma Park, Beverly Hills, or Reno, You're Probably Going to Get the Flu

Google knows.

Is It Still Street Art If You Can Only See It Online?

An artist's quest to bring graffiti to life, via GIFs.

Google Earth

Mapping Urban Agriculture From the Sky

Google Earth could help quantify urban gardens much better than advocates on the ground.

Australia Is So Hot, They Had to Add a New Color to the Weather Map

The risk of fire is also exceedingly high.

Reuters

How Google Street View Could Help Post-Sandy Staten Island

Residents worry the photos will hurt property values. But the site could raise the kind of awareness the "forgotten borough" will need as it rebuilds.

Russian Motorist Films Own Attempt at Aiding Plane Crash Victims

The man ventured into the eviscerated fuselage to retrieve a wounded woman after Saturday's accident at Vnukovo Airport, which killed five crew members.

Ritchie S. King

Wikipedia's Most Popular Pages, in 35 Languages

The French want to know about ornamental holly, Germans are curious about cul-de-sacs, and the Vietnamese are reading up on sex positions.

Reuters

Don't Complain When Your iPhone Gets Stolen in New York

Apple theft is so bad it's having an effect on the overall crime rate.