Tech

Bug Fighting Invention of the Day: A Gun That Shoots Salt, Kills Flies

Pest control is now a spectator sport.

How Much Do Yelp Reviews Matter?

Small differences in ratings can really help (or hurt) restaurants.

Finally, a Motorcycle Powered by Farts

Toilet Tuesday checks in on the always-exciting Japanese bathroom scene.

Map of the Day: D.C. Internet on the Internet

Turns out the White House has one of the slower download speeds in the city.

A Continental Network to Monitor How We're Trashing the Environment

New nationwide observatory will track how climate change and land use affect ecosystems.

Policing the Police on Those Distracting In-Car Computers

Fort Wayne moves to limit when officers can type and stare at their on-board screens.

Videos

Life-Size Video Game of the Day: Pac-Man

The ghosts are all around you at New York's Babycastles Summit.

Maps

The Future of Aerial Mapmaking: Cheap Helium Balloons

A $95 DIY kit can help you map your city with higher resolution than Google Earth can.

The Future Lies in Wood Pulp

The material could change nearly everything we use.

Discovery of the Day: How to Weaken a Hurricane

The answer lies in Marine Cloud Brightening, exactly what it sounds like.

Can Altering a Stoplight's Yellow Signal Help Save Lives?

Take a trip to the "dilemma zone," the strip of road where auto accidents are born.

Maps

The Rudest City in America? It's Buffalo, Jerkface

You're more likely to get an "F--- you" than a "Good morning" in Buffalo, according to a survey of potty-mouthed Twitter users.

Maps

How Well Will 'Google Now' Get You Around? So Far, Not Very

Here's hoping we can avoid a future in which you need to consult three apps to get out the door.

Videos

Making Hurricanes With Miami's Thunderous 'Wall of Wind'

This is the only fan in America that can recreate the terrible conditions of a Category 5 hurricane.

3 Next-Gen Apps for the Stressed-Out Urbanite

Too busy to worry about little things like "health" or "pedestrian safety"? Your smartphone is on it.

How Facebook and Twitter Are Helping the Homeless

Connecting through social networks can make it easier to be homeless and easier to escape homelessness.

Yes, You Too Can Simulate Falling Off a Skyscraper

Many folks would pay not to toe a skinny ledge atop Toronto's CN Tower, but that's the attraction of "EdgeWalk."

The World Cities That Tweet the Most

Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.