As part of Sweden’s plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles by 2030, a Stockholm suburb is experimenting with charging electric buses as they drive along their routes. When a new hybrid-electric bus in
Gran Vía should be car-free within three years. Visit Madrid’s Gran Vía in five years’ time and you won’t find a car in sight. That’s the promise coming from the Mayor Manuela Carmena this week, following
Sometimes they just can’t prevent cars from parking in the pathway. In the battle of cars versus raised bike lanes, the cars just won a small battle in San Francisco. The city had planned on installing
Oroville and Folsom dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs. Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles
No more worrying about if the wind isn't blowing. Researchers at Harvard have developed a battery that could run for "more than a decade" with only minimal upkeep. Anyone's who has ever had experience
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The tiles will be used to power streetlights, as well as wifi hotspots and surveillance cameras. Las Vegas is getting some new streetlights, and they will be powered by your feet. A New York-based startup,
Because sometimes even the greatest cities need a change. Whether due to a sheer influx of people or the changing face of our environment, cities need to find ways to modernize and adapt to the growing
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The new material could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and improve their efficiency. A group of researchers have developed a new material that can be used to turn waste heat into electricity.
A second deck on the Golden Gate? An engineering firm suggested it in the 1960s. BART zooms across the Golden Gate Bridge in a 1961 ad. Wide-bodied Chryslers and Fords are seen on a potential lower deck
The bridge forms part of the 257-kilometer North Marmara Highway, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday designed to allow traffic
The new schedule will begin with the Central and Victoria lines on weekends. London bills itself as a global city, the world's biggest financial center and a creative hub to rival New York. Until now,
Even if you aren’t working nights and weekends, the expectation of constant availability can cause you to burn out. It’s 9 p.m. and you suddenly remember that you wanted to ask your employee about an project.
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Call it “strategic slacking.” If you had one extra hour every day, what would you do with it? Maybe you’d catch up with a friend over coffee, take your kids for a bike ride, try out a new dinner recipe,