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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.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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.

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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?

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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
YouTube/MITNewsOffice

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.

James Cridland/Flickr

Open Data of the Day: New York City Will Have QR Codes Everywhere

Every business with a city permit will soon be required to display a QR code linking to the municipal database.

Maps
LandEx

A Search Engine for Landscapes

Landex helps you find neighborhoods just like yours, the country over.

Courtesy of Geoff Oliver Bugbee

In Louisville, Urban Planning Goes 3D

The city's new Vision Louisville initiative hopes to inspire proposals from the public.

CityFixer
Shutterstock

Is Broadband for All Even Possible?

The District of Columbia is trying to bring high-speed internet to more of its residents. But it's much more complicated than anyone imagined.

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The Future of Air Travel Is, Fittingly, a Bit Delayed

A Congressional hearing finds progress on the NextGen system lagging but generally on track.

Videos

FOUND: John Cage's Long-Lost Bicycle

A gear-headed noise artist attempts to find the soundtrack of a bicycle.

Mark Byrnes

Anatomy of an L.A. Police Pursuit

How police and media helicopters navigate the crowded airspace of L.A. when a suspect's on the run.