Wouldn't explosions in the sky be preferable?
The city-focused mobile technology we had the most fun with this year.
Like being a kid again...a kid with state-of-the-art technology and materials.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Parts of the outback are lit up with so much flame they look like huge metropolises at night.
Cities around the world are reinventing the highway with things like de-icing pavements, color-changing paint and wind-powered street lights.
Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.
The energy disparity between Pyongyang and its neighbors is clearer than ever in this awesome NASA satellite shot.
The app - complete with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions - is now available for the iPhone.
The largest iceberg breakup ever caught on film.
The screams of the newly born and grim silence of the dying is visualized in this statistical tango that's mesmerizing to watch.
Investor Brad Feld thinks cities need to let go of the idea of becoming the next Silicon Valley.
In Australia, the maps are leading motorists into the middle of the desert.
NASA has unveiled the most detailed nocturnal image of Earth to date, and it's a stunner.
The extent of the campaign is shocking.
An urban hacker from Tokyo thinks street poles should look like candy canes, and he's built the 'bot to do that.
According to LinkedIn, Americans think of themselves as "creative," Brazilians are "experimental," and in Indonesia, "multinational" is the top descriptor.
It might not give you Matrix-style bullet-dodging skills, but this German invention could cause you to walk into an open manhole.