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Occupy DC protesters turned a sleepy park into a lively replica city. Find out how good design made it possible.
November 14, 2011, 4:52 AM PST | By Tyler Falk
To go off-grid, the University of California Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering installed a 1.1 megawatt bank of lithium-ion batteries.
November 13, 2011, 4:00 PM PST | By Christopher Mims
Edible, lab-grown fake meat is only a year away, says a scientist who is growing it from stem cells.
November 11, 2011, 6:56 AM PST | By Christopher Mims
Carbon monoxide is a highly toxic air pollutant that can kill you, but it might also have a calming effect on the jittery nerves of overstressed city dwellers.
November 11, 2011, 5:49 AM PST | By Christopher Mims
America’s suburban sprawl is so all-encompassing that there is only one place in the continental U.S. where you can be at least 100 miles away from the nearest McDonald’s.
November 9, 2011, 1:21 PM PST | By Christopher Mims
Fifty years ago, a forgotten government experiment seemed to prove that another kind of nuclear energy could nearly eliminate the risks of meltdowns, wastes and weapons.
November 9, 2011, 1:03 PM PST | By Christopher Mims
Japan has unveiled plans to build a backup city for Tokyo in case a catastrophic earthquake ever crippled the city.
November 8, 2011, 5:34 AM PST | By Tyler Falk
One street artist is using “reverse graffiti” that cleans urban spaces to make dramatic art.
November 6, 2011, 8:10 PM PST | By Tyler Falk
A list of the top digital cities in the U.S. shows Honolulu on top thanks to free Wi-Fi throughout the island that cost taxpayers nothing.
November 3, 2011, 8:57 PM PDT | By Tyler Falk
When gays move into progressive neighborhoods — such as urban cores — housing values go up, but the same isn’t true if they move into anti-gay neighborhoods.
November 3, 2011, 2:53 PM PDT | By Christopher Mims