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L'Oreal's Plan to Start 3D Printing Human Skin

L’Oreal needs human skin. Lots of it. That’s why the French cosmetics giant earlier this month announced that it's partnering with bioprinting …

Meet the Start-Up That Wants to Turn Your City Into One Big WiFi Hotspot

Veniam aims to connect urban vehicles to an "Internet of moving things."<p>You've heard of the "internet of things." Get ready for the "internet of moving things."<p>That's how a start-up called Veniam describes its mission to transform all the cars, trucks, and buses on city streets into a mobile WiFi …

What Can 'the Mystery' of Cell-Phone Data Tell Us About What a City Needs?

Tracking communication patterns can help city planners improve digital and other infrastructure by revealing the behaviors of residents.<p>Most people are pretty attached to their phones. Ninety percent of adults have one, and 78 percent of kids use one. As Aaron Reiss observes in his documentation of …

Open-Source Mapping the World's Most Vulnerable Regions Will Save Lives

Urgent humanitarian aid missions are slowed when cities are largely unmapped. Missing Maps aims to change that with the help of volunteer cartographers and local residents.<p>Responding to a humanitarian crisis is a race against the clock. Following a major natural disaster—last year's typhoon in the …

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A Vision Of The Vertical Cities Of The Future

The concept of a “vertical city,” as sketched out in a new book by architects Kenneth King and Kellogg Wong, is something more than a hyper-dense …

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