Tech

Google Maps Is Back

The app - complete with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions - is now available for the iPhone.

Videos

The Effects of Climate Change in One Gorgeous, Terrifying Video

The largest iceberg breakup ever caught on film.

Maps

Watch This Anxiety-Provoking Simulation of U.S. Births and Deaths

The screams of the newly born and grim silence of the dying is visualized in this statistical tango that's mesmerizing to watch.

What It Really Takes to Foster an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Investor Brad Feld thinks cities need to let go of the idea of becoming the next Silicon Valley.

Apple Maps Are So Bad They Just Might Kill You

In Australia, the maps are leading motorists into the middle of the desert.

Maps

A Never-Before-Seen Satellite View of Earth's Cities at Night

NASA has unveiled the most detailed nocturnal image of Earth to date, and it's a stunner.

An Interactive Map of the Blitz: Where and When the Bombs Fell on London

The extent of the campaign is shocking.

Videos

This Tiny Robot Makes Street Signs Much Prettier

An urban hacker from Tokyo thinks street poles should look like candy canes, and he's built the 'bot to do that.

Maps

How You Describe Yourself Depends on Where You're From

According to LinkedIn, Americans think of themselves as "creative," Brazilians are "experimental," and in Indonesia, "multinational" is the top descriptor.

This Time-Altering Helmet Slows Down the Pace of City Life

It might not give you Matrix-style bullet-dodging skills, but this German invention could cause you to walk into an open manhole.

A Startling Number of Americans Use Social Media in the Toilet

Also in this Toilet Tuesday: researchers discover that men experience more "stress" than women when using public bathrooms.

Videos

Urban Fixes to Fight the Next Sandy

Unconventional ideas for climate-proofing New York City.

Forecasting Flu Outbreaks on a City-By-City Basis

Researchers looking into New York City's flu rates think they may be able to predict local pandemics seven weeks before they happen.

Is the Air Inside Public Bathrooms Rife With Infectious Particles?

 A review of the research indicates that could be the nasty truth, and other toilet tidbits.

Videos

This Could Be the Key to Making Downtowns Greener

This green wall out of the University of Washington could bring plant life to dense urban areas where green space is hard to come by.

Map of the Day: Predicted Sandy Flooding vs. Real Sandy Flooding

More evidence that scientists know what they're talking about.

Instagram and Google Street View, Together At Last

An intriguing juxtaposition of exterior backgrounds and human foregrounds.

Could All Old Pay Phones One Day Become Public Smart Phones?

250 LED "SmartScreens" are heading to New York's underused booths.