New York cancels phone booth transmitter program
New York City is scuttling a project that would have installed in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements.
Lego housing, automatic ambulances and car-free streets
What will Bristol be like in 2070? A new report released today [1 October] suggests a number of ideas in an attempt to create a futuristic city that suits the needs of its citizens, whatever their age.
San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access
San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.
Microbes in Central Park soil: If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere
Soil microbes that thrive in the deserts, rainforests, prairies and forests of the world can also be found living beneath New York City's Central Park, according to a surprising new study led by Colorado ...
New tool predicts economic impacts of natural gas stations
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced a new tool today for analyzing the economic impacts of building new compressed natural gas fueling stations. ...
Ocean-threatened Marshall's leader posts climate video plea
Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was forced to heighten the seawall protecting his home last year, but says the year-old defences are now barely enough to protect his family from a "climate emergency".
Moroccan city outlaws olive trees
A Moroccan city has banned olive trees because of pollen-linked allergies and set an end-of-the-year deadline for residents to remove them, media reports said Thursday.
Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat's and a 'bat's eye view'
A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two.
App would help women in NYC find women cab drivers
Sometimes a woman can be hard to find—if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.
'Grand Theft Auto V' to hit PS4 and Xbox One
Rockstar Games on Friday announced that the latest installment of its crime-themed blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto" will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November.
Mexican 'water monster' salamander battles extinction
Dubbed the "water monster" by the Aztecs, the axolotl salamander is battling extinction in the remnants of Mexico City's ancient lake, alarming scientists hoping mankind learns from its ability to regenerate organs.
China kills nearly 5,000 dogs to control rabies
Chinese authorities killed almost 5,000 dogs in one city after blaming five human deaths on rabies, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday.
Ride-sharing could cut cabs' road time by 30 percent
Cellphone apps that find users car rides in real time are exploding in popularity: The car-service company Uber was recently valued at $18 billion, and even as it faces legal wrangles, a number of companies ...