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Biking and walking in Berlin is a breath of fresh air (metaphorically, not literally)

It is a strange and wonderful experience where you don’t know what’s around the corner

Europeans lead the way in designing cars that protect pedestrians

And why are these not standard equipment on every car?

We all live in a yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface

The sub with the silly name does real science and generates real excitement.

Study shows that electric cars could help kill the duck

BMW and PG&E’s smart charging pilot shows that demand management can really flatten out the load curve.

Supercapacitors could be better than batteries or fuel cells for clean electric powered transit

They are already building them in China.

McMansion Hell website under attack by Zillow

It was funny, it was educational, and it is, at least for the moment, gone.

Rising from the ruins of war, Neues Museum in Berlin mixes old and new

David Chipperfield turned a pile of rubble into a masterpiece of renovation and rehabilitation.

Your little iPhone has a 75 pound footprint

That’s according to Brian Merchant’s new book “The One Device.”

MULTI ropeless elevator goes "sideways, and slantways, and longways, and backways"

This could to a revolution in building design, but also change our cities.

Freitag Bags still going strong after 24 years

A look at what we have always thought of as a model of sustainable product design