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Hollywood's Griffith Observatory at 80

A new book explores the architectural history and classic beauty of one of Los Angeles' most beloved attractions.

For Better Health, Shop With a Grocery List

Pittsburgh shoppers that used pre-planned lists saw a drop in weight and had more nutritious diets, according to new research.

London Refuses to Go to the Dogs

One city borough wants to use DNA testing to sniff out owners who don't scoop their pets' poop.

This Tiny Electric Motor Gives Your Bike a Sneaky Boost

The Vivax Assist is perfect for folks who want to (secretly) convert to an e-bike.

Film the Police

A new app makes it easier.

Videos

'Grand Theft Auto 2,' Remade With Real People and a Drone

The Czech city of Valašské Meziříčí fills in for "Anywhere, USA" in this version. You can't play, but it's well worth watching.

The Sound of Open Data

A winning audio design project lets you listen to the sound of your city's environmental data, in real time.

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Customizing the Crosswalk Experience

What if an intersection could tell when you were coming, and adapted to your needs?

The Future of Art Has a Propeller

Drone graffiti, drone photography, drone Instagram, and more.

7 Benefits and 1 Huge Problem With a World of Driverless Taxis

Perhaps the biggest win: no more on-street parking.

L.A.'s Love/Hate Relationship With Waze Continues

One councilmember is pushing the city to partner with the app to reduce congestion on residential streets.

Maps

Mapping Every City’s Most Scenic Routes, One Photo at a Time

The "Geotaggers' World Atlas" follows the path of Flickr images.

Simulate the Experience of Actually Having a Friend With the 'Selfie Arm'

Get ready to cringe.

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Montreal's Interactive 375th Birthday Party Plans

An "augmented reality" app and series of short films—projected on city infrastructure—will tell the story behind Quebec's biggest city.

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How Amateur Mappers Are Helping Recovery Efforts In Nepal

A crowdsourcing satellite-imagery site that made headlines when Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared last year is now being used to plot parts of Kathmandu in need of aid.

How the Microtransit Movement Is Changing Urban Mobility

The good and the bad of all these new flexible ride services.

What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.

How Twitter Maps Can Be Useful During Disasters

They may not provide comprehensive information, but they can help save lives.