Tech

San Francisco Has a Robotic Sculpture You Control With Your Brain

"Neuroflowers" changes color and blossoms according to your mental focus.

Hanover's Bald Eagle Webcam Is Really Addictive

Gaze in wonder at Liberty and Freedom, their babies, and piles of gory fish.

Maps

Mapping the World's Startup Activity

Take a look at the startup scenes of Portugal, Toronto, Tel Aviv, and elsewhere with this new mapping tool.

The New York Car Service That Charges (Almost) Transit Prices

Via hopes to marry the convenience of a taxi with the cost of a bus.

Let's Give the World Clean Energy With Cow Vests

The "Cowolt" would use cattle's body heat to charge phones and lamps.

This Water-Generating Billboard Actually Grows Vegetables

Now you can have your roadside advertising and eat it, too.

Leave It to Denmark to Make a Sleek, Solar-Powered, Electric Bicycle

The Solar Bike can purr for 40 miles on sustainable energy.

Can Airbnb Disrupt the Cuban Embargo?

Apps make traveling in unfamiliar places easier on Americans. That could turn out to be a real force for change in the Communist republic.

Videos

San Francisco's Sewer System Gets Its Very Own Rap Video

In “You Can’t Live Without Me,” the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reminds residents that “your #2 is our #1.”

Maps

Why Mapping Matters for Amsterdam's Startup Culture

The city is using a unique interactive map to chart its entrepreneurial density—which is good for companies and investors.

Maps

Now You Can Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Your Own City

Run away from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde down nearly any Google Maps environment you wish.

Navigator

To Find a Bus Stop, Just Hold Up Your Smartphone

Departures NYC just won grand prize in the MTA's "best consumer/transit rider app" category.

Why It Doesn't Really Matter If UberX Is Cheaper Than a Cab

The difference in cost is negligible, but the convenience gap remains.

Something's Not Right with San Francisco's New iPhone Ads

But pranksters, not Apple, are behind the hilariously ugly selfies.

Google's Driverless Car Might Come With Airbags on the Outside, to Protect Pedestrians

The airbags would be made out of a material with a consistency somewhere between that of an earplug and memory foam.

Play This London Fountain Like the Classic Video Game 'Snake'

Or just use it to chase children around—your choice.

Maps

The First-Ever Geologic Map of a Nation Was Just Rediscovered in London

William Smith's kaleidoscopic 1815 geologic map of England was the bedrock of many modern land-based industries.

You Know Where They're Doing an Amazing Job Tracking Infrastructure? The Yukon

A sparsely populated Canadian territory is beating out big-city interactives with a public-engagement plan combining the best of high and low tech.