Tech

Get Lost in Google's World Wonders Project

A specialized Street View collaboration with UNESCO has a lot to offer fans of urban exploration.

Pardon Me, But These Lasers and Blinking Lights Mean You Are Standing Too Close

Let strangers know they're invading your personal space with this annoying little gadget.

In the Future, We Will Jog with Robots (Maybe)

Melbourne researchers have developed a flying "Joggobot" for runners who can't find exercise partners.

The Dark Side of the Smart City, in Video Game Form

"Watch Dogs" puts the controls of a networked city in players' hands.

An App to Help You Lose Yourself in the City

Drift wants you to "unfamiliarize" yourself in familiar places.

A Tourist's Guide For Your City's Mundane, Obscure Attractions

A handful of new travel companies ask what you'd learn if you approached the mundane in your own neighborhood like a tourist.

The High School Curriculum Every Urban Planner Wishes They'd Had

A Bronx private school uses the city to unite and apply the variety of subjects taught in class.

Mapping a Lifetime of Health Risks

How does where we live affect our health? An expert tries to quantify it.

Instead of Lamenting the Urban Heat Island Effect, Why Don’t We Harness It?

Researchers are already at work turning toasty asphalt into energy cities can actually use.

Monkeying Around on an Insanely High Bridge, in Russia

Russian kids have fun climbing the Bridge to Russky Island, world-record holder for Highest Pylons Ever.

Videos

Want to Shame a Terrible Parker? There's an App for That

In Russia, an app identifies "parking douches."

Maps

Mapping Global Water Stress

An online tool visualizes various unpleasant water-scarce scenarios.

Dog Poop Goes In, Free WiFi Comes Out

In Mexico City, new devices give pedestrians an unusual incentive to clean up after their pets.

Could Electric Truck Lanes Reduce L.A.'s Horrific Pollution?

Plans are emerging for an electric-powered truck highway in the ports of L.A. and Long Beach.

How Smart Phones Are Turning Our Public Places Into Private Ones

Smart phones have given us a lot of great benefits, but this is not one of them.

Virtual Murals for Real-Life Buildings

The new frontier of augmented reality apps comes to urban art.

This Armored Wallpaper Can Stop People from Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Researchers in Grenoble, France, have developed a wallpaper that blocks wireless internet signals from leaking out of your home.

Eyeing Industrial Excess for Home Heating in the U.K.

Researchers identify a method to reuse heat from steel factories to warm homes.