Why a Raleigh neighborhood wants to tear down a modern house. How a suburb in Cleveland eradicated the school bus. Where Millennials are moving (hint: wherever the transit is). Plus Los Angeles's Instagramming mayor and Vegas's quest to legalize weed, all in this week's Urban Reads.
Balloons! They're fun, delightfully whimsical environmental disasters. And in 1986, a mass balloon release in Cleveland went really, really wrong, when 1.5 million helium-filled floaters were let loose into the sky, got caught in a storm, drifted down to earth, and caused a hell of a lot of problems.
Now that we know it was an eight-inch steel pipe that brought the world's largest-diameter tunneling machine to a halt up in Seattle, we can no longer fantasize about Bertha unearthing a five-story-tall buried locomotive. But we can look at something almost as fascinating: The other giant holes that are currently…
The Space Shuttle program is dead and in the process of being buried, and we don't have a plan to return to the outer limits of mankind's reach any time soon. Well, we didn't. The Onion is reporting NASA's aspiring new plan to put a man on a bus to Cleveland, OH by 2013.
You've just arrived home from the worst business trip ever (to Cleveland, no less) only to find your back door jimmied and your valuables gone. Had you installed this spy light switch, you could have... watched it all happen, live.
Six new cities are now under Sprint's 4G umbrella: Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, the carrier announced this morning. Also revealed: WiMax will be hitting San Francisco on December 28th. [BGR]
We've heard the promise: in the future, everything's connected. But when Cleveland rolls out its new RFID-enabled recycling bins next year, ones that know if you're using them and report you if you're not, you might long to disconnect.
Armed with RFID chips and a disdain for those residents who simply refuse to put out their recyclables in a timely manner, an army of "smart" recycling bins will soon descend on Cleveland to enact their green environmental goodness.
For this week's retromodo installation, we're looking at the Death Ray Machine, (awesome name). Apparently, the device was put together by a Cleveland scientist, and its abilities were only showcased in a one time display to members of the National Inventors' Congress at Omaha, Nebraska. The Death Ray Machine was…