Tech

The Lopsided Geography of America's Bacteria-Related Deaths

Bacterial infections are killing more people in some parts of country, but not others.

One of the Craziest Bridge Demolitions You'll Ever See

The explosive takedown of Wuham's 2.2-mile long viaduct was the longest concrete-bridge demolition in China's history.

Engineering Feat of the Day: A 7-Million Pound Building on 40-Foot Stilts

Oh, and it's 115 years old, too. 

The Potential Problem With Personalized Google Maps? We May Never Know What We're Not Seeing

Google is promising a million maps for a million people with its redesign. But can it avoid confining us to customized urban bubbles?

One Climate Change Era Growth Industry: Giant Sewer Balloons

In a race to meet EPA guidelines, U.S. cities have installed dozens of these devices over the past decade.

Maps

How Twitter Is Changing the Geography of Communication

New research suggests that location plays a smaller role now in who we talk to and what we talk about.

A Scientific Search for the Most Remote Places in the United States

One couple set out to visit the exact spot in each state that's farthest from a city or town.

Videos

Let a Robot Mix You a Drink at Google I/O

This new robo-bartender that's slinging rounds in San Francisco is just great.

Videos

Pimped Ride of the Day: A Motorcycle With a Jet Engine

This is sweet.

Crowdsourcing a City's Quiet Corners

A new app called Stereopublic is your guide to urban silence.

Photos

Photographing Tokyo's Coolest Escalators

Miha Tamura captures the extraordinary side of this everyday ride.

Announcing the 3 Finalists in the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

The international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

Where Americans Tweet Messages of Hate

Clear and distressing pockets of hate speech.

Powering Ohio Schools With Wind Energy

Building wind turbines isn’t cheap. But it will mean about $100,000 in energy savings each year for two small towns.

Genius 'Iron Man 3' PR Tie-In of the Day: Chattanooga Wants to Remind You Its Internet Is Awesome

Just in case you weren't sure.

Maps

A Live Map of the Manic Ways People Edit Wikipedia

The map offers a nifty live survey of people's utterly random interests (or perceived areas of expertise).

Maps

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.

Maps

Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today

Mega-collector David Rumsey explains how maps are an "archive of information."