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You've seen them on hilly highways everywhere, but you've probably never had the chance to see an escape ramp at work. You've probably passed by dozens of runaway truck ramps without ever paying much to
Yes, it’s tiny, but it’s well-appointed and in a good location Welcome back to The Six Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes
The collaborative workspace for emerging technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and design, has just opened at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Nearly a century ago, Building 128 in the Brooklyn Navy
And, of course, that $14.7 billion Volkswagen settlement. Photovoltaic roads sound almost like science fiction, but they're becoming reality in the US. This week Missouri announced plans to pave a section
This year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest is now officially accepting entries, and the submissions that have already come in are pretty mind-blowing. There are three categories
While concrete was being poured across Europe’s cities, Denmark’s capital found itself at a crossroads: would it follow the car-centric vision of grand boulevards and streets in the sky – or keep its design?
Hitler’s megalomaniacal project to raze much of Berlin and transform it into his global Nazi capital killed thousands. Today, its few remnants are chilling, mundane, even graceful – and inseparable from
The presidential candidate is pledging the largest infrastructure project since the U.S. highway system. And it makes no sense at all. If for no other reason, history will remember the 2016 presidentialelection
President Barack Obama has called for more than $4 billion in funding for states, and $100 million specifically for districts in order make sure every K-12 student has access to computer science curriculum.
Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama said Monday he was moving to ban solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders in federal prisons, a change long sought by advocates of prison reform
The architecture students at Auburn University’s Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates
By Ellen Nakashima Ellen Nakashima National security reporter Email Bio Follow The user’s online handle was “Pewter,” and while logged on at a website called Playpen, he allegedly downloaded images of
In the summer of 2013, Rolling Stone published a long article titled “Goodbye, Miami,” which claimed that climate change will submerge much of the titular city. “By century’s end,” the article warned,
It looks like the Gear S2 might be getting a little brother. Leaked images suggest Samsung is preparing to release a new fitness tracker with detachable bodies and a few new tricks – including measuring
VP Paul Misener said Prime Air might launch outside the US if regulations aren't ready yet. Amazon vice president Paul Misener doesn't know if the company already has a pricing scheme for its Prime Air
Kengo Kuma admits to 'certain similarities' between the two stadium proposals, but insists his concept and design is 'completely different' The Japanese architect who won the competition to design the
Major roads which get snarled in rush hour or after a few inches of snow could be potentially deadly in the event of a terrorist attack or superstorm. So what should a more resilient transport system like?