Electricity helping the blind navigate
Specialists at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) developed a device able to guide blind or visually impaired people in established routes through electrical stimulation of the organs associated ...
Is Hawaii prepared for the impacts of climate change?
The Hawaiian Islands represent a wide diversity of ecosystems and environments, including areas of breathtaking natural beauty as well as densely populated coastal cities. These unique environments are already ...
Water in the Netherlands–past, present, and future
The storm in the Netherlands began on a Saturday afternoon in February 1953. Ria Geluk, who was 6 years old, told me that it peaked during the night when nationwide communications were on their nightly pause. ...
Imaginative ideas for a 'greenlight district' in Amsterdam
Seven students from Wageningen University were asked by Alterra to come up with original ideas to 'green up' Amsterdam city centre in order to improve the living climate and enhance sustainability. For eight ...
Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban
Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.
StubHub Music app takes on Live Nation in concerts
StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.
ESA image: Texcoco
This week's satellite image was acquired over the eastern part of Mexico City.
Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes
A new study found that cities that regularly replace old natural gas lines don't leak as much methane as older cities who don't fix them.
The secret life of squirrels in New York City
A recent study has found eastern grey squirrels thrive in New York City's urban environment by adapting their behaviour according to cues from human pedestrians, and mostly by ignoring passers-by.
Computer model that can replicate the growth of cities has valuable implications for urban planning and sustainability
In 2009, the global number of city dwellers surpassed that of rural dwellers. Understanding how cities evolve is vital to a world that will continue to urbanize. Now, researchers at A*STAR have developed ...
Ride-share operator Lyft's New York launch hit snag
Ride-share operator Lyft was forced Friday to postpone its planned launch in New York after a court intervened over demands that it satisfy local safety and licensing requirements.
Rideshare vs. taxi: the war flares up in the Big Apple
The battle between ride-sharing and traditional taxi service is heating up in New York, with a new rival for ride-seekers declared illegal even before launching.
Philippines arrests 44 from China, Taiwan in Internet fraud
Forty-two Taiwanese and two Chinese suspects have been arrested in the Philippines over a sophisticated Internet scam targeting compatriots back home, police said Thursday.
NYC police see risks with drones' popularity
New York City police say some recent incidents involving wayward drones show that the popularity of the remote-controlled aircraft poses potential risks.