Tech

Soon, South Africans Will Drink Treated Sewage Water

Plus, a terrorism memorial becomes a magnet for public urination and the location of a British town's death registry office is questioned.

UrbanTick

A Google Map of Mexico City's Street Vendors

In these satellite images, the street markets glow red.

Videos

A Water-Spewing Swing Set to Delight and Frighten Children

This hacked "Waterfall Swing" puts kids through dozens of rainstorms each minute.

Maps

Mapping New York's Hottest Jogging Routes

Using GPS technology implanted in shoes, artists envision the paths that runners love to tackle.

Maps
Hestia Project

Watch a City Aglow in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Researchers at Arizona State University have created software that tracks carbon dioxide emissions of whole cities, down to individual buildings and roadways.

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Radio, Not the Internet, Might Be The Future of Local News

For the first time, neighborhoods will be able to bid on local radio wavelengths. Here's what that means for cities.

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Street Cleaning: The Video Game

Get behind the driver's seat to experience the exciting world of street sweeping firsthand.

Courtesy of Cozy

An OKCupid for Apartment Renting

A new app lets renters create a profile with their job, salary information and credit history.

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A Jacket That Hugs You For Getting Facebook 'Likes'

Say hello to the saddest clothing in the world.

Daimler

Automobile Innovation of the Day: The Hood-Mounted Projector

Movie time, all the time.

Frank Tinsley/Mechanix Illustrated

A Look Back at 1951's 'Big Squirt,' California's Improbable Drought Remedy Concept

Why not use a network of cannons to shoot water to parched farms? Oh, right – for lots of reasons.

Embark

Why Losing Google Maps on the iPhone Is a Good Thing

Apple Maps is so flawed it's forcing users to discover even better, city-specific alternatives.

Maps

Even Tim Cook Would Not Use Apple's Maps

The CEO apologizes, suggests users bookmark Google maps.

Videos
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Canada's Rail System May Have Peaked...in 1968

The Turbo train once took riders between Toronto and Montreal in less than 4 hours. Now all we have left are these incredible promotional videos.

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How Technology Is Fueling Urban Inequality

Start-ups and entrepreneurs promise a bright future. But is it a future that crowds out the poor and disadvantaged?

Videos

Who Are Google's Ocean 'Street Views' Really For?

Divers? Explorers? Really bad drivers?

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Official Asks Every Person in Bulawayo to Flush Their Toilets at the Same Time

Looking for someone on Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.? Check the bathroom.

Courtesy of the NRDC

Should We Crowdsource Walkability Rankings?

Walk Score will now let users "review" a neighborhood's walkability.

Maps
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This Vest May Well Be the Future of Indoor Mapping

Wearable cartographic tech enables people to map the insides of buildings just by walking around.