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One of the biggest names in the auto industry says no one will own a car in 20 years

• <b>Longtime auto executive Bob Lutz says the days of the personal car are numbered.</b>• <b><br>Massive autonomous fleets will replace vehicles as we know them.</b>• <b><br>The end of the automobile could arrive in 20 years.</b><p>Bob Lutz is a former Marine who worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW, usually as the …

Transportation

5 trends shaping the future of suburbs

A new report by the Urban Land Institute and RCLCO dispels common assumptions about the ‘burbs<p>Urban cores and downtowns may see most of the press, but for the foreseeable future, suburbs will be where population and job growth are happening in the United States. According to <i>Housing in the Evolving</i> …

New high-end developments bring the city to the suburbs

How new mixed-use communities embrace urbanism and placemaking, ditch golf courses and malls<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Property Lines</i><i>, a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate trends and hot housing markets across the country. Comments, tips, and suggestions on where</i> …

Urban Design

How do you build a place that people want to live in? Look to the past and listen to locals

Regional Growth Funds, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Northern Powerhouse: successive UK governments have over the past few years tried to boost productivity and development outside of London with a series of buzzword-driven policies.<p>Chancellor Philip Hammond relaxed borrowing rules to launch a …

Urban Design

Here's What the Future of City Planning Looks Like

We chat with Ford's John Kwant about the changing landscape of urban design and what’s next for America’s “smart cities.”<p>Sixty years ago, the American middle class began fleeing inner cities and pushing to their boundaries, creating a suburban sprawl that made large swathes of the country …

Cities

The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages

Hear us out.<p>As the days of suburban sprawl give way to those of urban density in U.S. metros–“smart growth,” most call it–providing sufficient housing remains a challenge. Decades of planning regulations and highway patterns support single-family homes built far outside a city center. Even in areas …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

Amazon

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Transportation

Waiting For Green Light Is A Thing From The Past

The Dutch city of Utrecht has done numerous efforts in the past in order to promote cycling and making the life of cyclists easier when moving around …

Lance Armstrong

A revolutionary gene-editing technology is on track to be a $10 billion market by 2025

• <b>CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing technology, has only been around for a few years, but its use has already exploded among the life sciences.</b>• <b><br>According to a new report by Citi GPS, the market for CRISPR will go to $10 billion by 2025.</b>• <b><br>It's a big leap considering that the technology hasn't been</b> …

Genetics

Fed Holds Key Interest Rate Steady, But Increase Expected In December

A day before President Trump was expected to name their next leader, Federal Reserve policymakers decided to hold a key interest rate steady at between 1 percent and 1.25 percent. However, analysts are still looking for a rate increase at the central bank's next meeting, in mid-December.<p>The Fed's …

Economy

Full-body workout in 20 minutes: Testing electrical muscle stimulation exercise technology

My butt has never been so sore.<p>It was two days after my first electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) session, during which I spent 20 minutes wearing a …

Disrupt NY

Small object visits from beyond solar system

This small asteroid (or comet) passed under Earth’s orbit on October 14 at about 60 times the moon’s distance. Now it appears to be heading toward …

Astronomy

Explorers Will Dive Beneath Antarctic Ice Shelf, Looking for Life

Chill-proofed divers are about to plunge beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica in an attempt to figure out how global warming is affecting the …

Climate Change

New ‘trackless train’ which runs on virtual rail lines launched in China

Is it a tram, or is it a train, or even a fancy bus?<p>The world’s first electric-powered ‘trackless train’ has been launched in China.<p>Using virtual …

Transportation

8 Innovative Industries That Will Really Boom in 2018

Lots of different fields, from medicine to marketing and tech to leisure, are poised to achieve breakthroughs and revolutions next year.<p>The world is constantly in flux, and new developments in the social and technological spheres mean we're about to see a boom in innovation across many different …

Green Energy

Microwaves will be obsolete by 2027. Here’s what’s going to replace them

Imagine an appliance that lets you throw veal, zucchini, and tomatoes on one pan and have them all come out perfectly cooked. When Miele introduced …

Cooking

The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too.<p>Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at the Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with …

Higher Education

Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe.<p>On Aug. 17, those signals reached Earth — and sparked an …

Astrophysics

How drones could be 'lifesaving' in an emergency

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are devastating events that we're too familiar with: a mass shooter critically wounds victims. A tornado sweeps through a small town, harming dozens. Or a train or plane accident leaves passengers injured.<p>Often, in such cases, critical minutes pass as victims must wait for an ambulance …

Drones

Rick Perry, put American electricity consumers first

Over the next few months, we’ll find out if economic growth really is a priority for the Trump administration. If it is, you would think that the …

Renewable Energy

The future of transport is about more than driverless cars

I learned all this while touring Holland last month as a guest of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, who were keen to show off their innovation in the area of automotive technology and mobility.<p>As is always the case with such trips, you take everything you’re told with a grain of salt, but …

Transportation

Hover cars aren't as far off as you think—meet the Renault Float concept

The Float is a concept car by Yunchen Chai. It won the design competition hosted by Renault and Central Saint Martins. The participants of the …

Transportation

Whole Foods is cutting prices — and it's hitting Trader Joe's hard

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is rocking the grocery industry.<p>As soon as the e-commerce giant's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally went through in August, the changes began, from cutting costs to internal restructuring.<p>According to a report by alternative data intelligence firm …

Whole Foods

Changing Sea Levels Have a Disturbing Effect on Sleeping Volcanoes, Says Study

Fire and destruction.<p>The grim predictions of climate change envisage a sweltering future where rising seas swallow the land – but in Earth's ancient …

Climate Change

U.S. Investors Expect Market Correction, Take It in Stride

Most investors say it is a good time to buy stocks, yet a majority think a market correction is looming. Few are stressed about the prospect of a …

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Energy

Australia Says It Is Launching Its Own Space Agency

It might surprise you that Australia doesn't already have a space agency.<p>The country has been involved in the space field for decades — in 1967, it was among the first countries to launch a satellite. Two years later, a NASA tracking station in Australia received and transmitted the first TV images …

Exploration