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The Shame of Boston's Wireless Woes

Shortly after Monday's bombings, cellular networks collapsed. The same thing happens every time there is a crisis in a large city.

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Benedikt Groß

Imagining the World's Cities in the Ocean-Dominated 'Hunger Games' Universe

If climate change caused the waters to rise by 500 feet, this is what major international cities might look like.

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There Is Almost Definitely Camera Footage of the Boston Marathon Attackers ... Somewhere

The city of Boston is blanketed with security cameras. But finding the right shots is a little like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

Reuters

When You Attack a Crowd of People, You Also Get a Crowd of Witnesses

This is more true than ever in the digital age.

Reuters

The Best Strategies for Reaching Loved Ones After the Boston Marathon Bombings

Though cell service is spotty, social media is connecting family members and friends.

Meet the Judges for the AppMyCity! Prize

There's still time to enter the international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

8 Tools We Used to Navigate the World Around Us Before GPS and Smartphones

A new Smithsonian exhibit takes on the history of "getting from here to there."

Karl Sluis

Yo, I'm Trying to Sleep Here! New York's Wonderful Map of Noise

This visualization breaks down Manhattan's noise problem at the micro-level of ice cream trucks, loud TVs, "banging/pounding" and more.

Journal of the Royal Society

The Ultimate Bedbug Solution May Have Been Here All Along

Leaves. Leaves!

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Hyperlapse

Streetview Hack of the Day: Animate Segments of the Road

A new site lets you turn any stretch of Streetviewed road into a hyperlapse, a timelapse with a mobile camera.

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What Math Can Tell Us About Technology's Spread Through Cities

What if city officials really understood how solar panels catch on?

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Never Lose Your Dog Again?

A peek at how well pet trackers really work.

Seed Chicago

Could Kickstarter Work as a Tool for Neighborhood Economic Development?

The city of Chicago tries to leverage the platform better known for funding design projects and cutting-edge products.

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Morbid Database of the Day: Death Locations

Do you like maps and death?

Hamburg Aviation

Do Obese People Need Their Own Jumbo-Sized Airplane Toilets?

German researchers say the "Big Lavatory Concept" is necessary to accommodate the world's larger body weights.

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New Orleans: America's Next Great Innovation Hub?

New Orleans was once a great city to get away from business. How it became a great place to start one.

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Don't Worry About Kids and Touch Screens, Worry About the Parents

Smart phones can help manage the tedium of parenting. But they also isolate us from a lot of the joy.

Watch This Captivating Aerial Video of San Francisco

Swooping shots from extreme sports photographers.