They let architects dream up all sorts of fantastic structures that would be either too difficult or too expensive to make with conventional methods.
For better or worse, people sacrifice spatial orientation for convenience.
A recent legal paper makes the case that existing laws don't prohibit automated vehicles.
Every building in Chicago, mapped by zoning, size, code violations and new construction.
We've teamed up with the New Cities Foundation and Google to award $5,000 to the best new urban app from around the world.
And what if it's not other people who live there?
A few of the 886 proposals from the Knight Foundation's latest open government news challenge.
No awkward bending over necessary.
The Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was young.
A new app from Texas researchers shows how clouds of lung-pummeling ozone move through Houston neighborhoods.
AAA's truck that can deliver a fifteen-minute roadside jolt to electric car drivers in the Seattle area.
The odd partnership has produced enormous historical insight into everyday life in the neighborhood.
We're getting ready to launch a new series on city-level experimentation around the world, and we need your help.
If your hometown's been shot by astronaut/prolific shutterbug Chris Hadfield, it's probably viewable on this interactive map.
We could see seven times as many Katrinas every year.
Google Street View goes to its most extreme destinations yet: 4 of the planet's highest mountains.
Researchers say lethal strains of influenza are most likely to arise next in coastal China, the Nile Delta and elsewhere.
And you probably can't even smell it.