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Exploring the Doorways of 1970s New York

The New York Public Library's new interactive tool makes it easier than ever to peruse Roy Colmer's unique photo project.

How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

A new simulation shows that comfortable rides can come with big congestion costs.

These Vibrating Bike Grips Promise 'Eyes-Free Navigation'

They buzz you left or right toward a destination (which may or may not turn out to be a brick wall).

Pittsburgh Residents Can Now Track Snow Plows in Real Time

The city is trying to be more transparent with its municipal operations.

How the Trucking Industry Could Be Vastly More Efficient

Meet Transfix, a start-up that fashions itself "Uber for trucks."

This 'Do Not Disturb' Light Fends Off Chatty Coworkers

The glowing laptop accessory is meant to increase productivity in distracting open offices.

Driverless Car Test Districts Are Coming

But even Google admits the technology still has a ways to go.

An Electric Skateboard You Control by Leaning

The weight-sensitive ZBoard 2 can dawdle or zoom at 20 mph, depending on your foot pressure.

This Solar-Powered Airplane Is About to Take Its First Around-The-World Flight

The trip could take five months or more, depending on the weather.

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Meet the Explorer Solving the Mysteries of Google Maps

A French multimedia artist invites your web-map queries with the promise to (eventually) provide a real-world answer.

This Smart Pedal Will Hunt Down Bike Thieves

The high-security device also monitors speed, routes, and calories burnt.

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Down With Selfie Sticks

Why you're better off asking a stranger to take your picture.

Will Shoes One Day Generate Renewable Energy?

These insoles would let wearers produce electricity and feed it into the grid.

India's Government Will Now 'Check and Verify the Use of Toilets'

It's an unprecedented plan aimed at eliminating open defecation across the country. Could it work?

A Better Bedbug Trap

After years of study (and thousands of bites), researchers may have discovered how to get the bloodsucking pests under control.

The Most Cringeworthy Apps of 2014

Delete, delete, delete?

In Beirut, Bringing Bribery Out Into the Open

A new crowd-sourcing platform gives Lebanese their first means of quantifying a scourge that's all around them.

Welcome to the Startup Tijuana

With the violence of the drug war behind it, the border city is experiencing a boom of arts and startup activity, spurred by the group Reactivando Espacios.