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How the Cutting Edge in Crowdsourced Crime Fighting Could Do More Harm Than Good

Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.

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Drought Tip of the Day: Do What the Mayans Did

Water conservation tips from ancient cities.

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Could Genetically Mutated Mushrooms Solve India's Energy Crisis?

Also, might irradiated zucchini plants alleviate global warming?

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Visit Antarctica With Google Street View

Newly released panoramics of the world's most remote outposts.

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Map of the Day: The Geography of Klout

Which countries have the most social media influence?

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Loud Talkers on the Subway? Whip Out the 'SpeechJammer'

The Japanese-designed gadget plays the offending speaker's words back to them in a highly irritating way.

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Was London's Fancy Olympics Media Center Worth It?

The expensive, state of the art facility bears little resemblance to media accommodations for the 1948 "Austerity Games."

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How the American Military Is Fighting Climate Change

A new breed of "greenhawks" may be leading the way toward energy independence.

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The Locations and Ranges of London's Olympic Missiles

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.

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What Really Happens After You Flush the Toilet

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.

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How Smart Should Our Maps Be?

The future of the map isn't directions, it's information.

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America’s Leading High-Tech Metros

The new geography of technology centers.

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The Suburban Ripple Effect of Sustainable Cities

When major cities embrace climate and energy initiatives, the communities around them inevitably follow.

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This Is Not an Interrogation Device, Just a Super-Safe Bike Helmet

It may look like a radioactive Chambered Nautilus initiating a cranial death-grip, but the builders of the LumaHelm see a universe of possibility in its bizarre light-shell.

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A Car That Navigated Itself Way Back in 1966

A proto-GPS used punch cards to direct drivers.

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Watch These American Cities Segregate, Even As They Diversify

No, we have not reached the end of segregation. Something much more complicated is going on.

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The Secret to Less Smelly Sewers: Old Coffee Grounds

Researchers at the City College of New York think they've found a way to use coffee to neutralize a city's most unpleasant odor.

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Finding Mecca the High-Tech Way: With a Light-Up Prayer Mat

The fabric glows when the pious point it toward the Muslim holy city.