Mapping when some of our most popular technologies - like air conditioning and internet - reached 50 percent penetration.
Watch these 11 cities boom over recent decades. From space. In animated GIFs.
The Hiriko electric vehicle is so cute you might just want to pick it up and carry it home.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
GPS-enabled apps have changed the going-out culture in the city.
There's fun and profit in having giant shredding rotors tear the flesh off deceased vehicles.
An atlas created by students at UC Berkeley shows just how many layers one neighborhood can have.
Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.
Water conservation tips from ancient cities.
Also, might irradiated zucchini plants alleviate global warming?
Newly released panoramics of the world's most remote outposts.
The Japanese-designed gadget plays the offending speaker's words back to them in a highly irritating way.
The expensive, state of the art facility bears little resemblance to media accommodations for the 1948 "Austerity Games."
A new breed of "greenhawks" may be leading the way toward energy independence.
The U.K. is planning to protect its upcoming Olympics with missiles. Here's where they're shooting from and how far they can fly.
Your waste goes on a magical journey from becoming "mixed liquor" to "sludge cakes," as this photographic tour of Arlington County, Virginia's newly renovated wastewater plant reveals.
The new geography of technology centers.