The 5 Coolest New Parks and Public Spaces In the U.S.

Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. But what's even more exciting is what these green spaces replaced: A freeway, a mall, a truck-loading facility, a rail yard, and a cemetery. » 10/24/14 9:00am 10/24/14 9:00am

Why Is the GOP Changing Voting Machine Software Right Before the…

Just last month, Ohio's Republican Secretary of State okayed the installation of software updates to electronic voting machines. Nobody is entirely sure what the patches do. But they're located in perhaps the election's most crucial state. This is worrying. » 11/06/12 10:42am 11/06/12 10:42am

World's Largest Vacuum Chamber Can Swallow Lesser Vacuum Chambers

The Space Environment Simulation Lab is a big vacuum chamber. Like, "able to swallow a Space Shuttle" big. Impressive, sure, but NASA's Space Power Facility is an even bigger one. Like "can accommodate the entirety of the SESL with room to spare" sort of bigger. » 5/29/12 4:20pm 5/29/12 4:20pm

Buckminster Fuller's Largest Dome Is Now a National Historic Place

Buckminster Fuller only designed about a dozen of domed structures to begin with, and many have either been torn down in lieu of new construction or simply left to rot. But not the dome at Materials Park in Ohio, it just received a $7 million facelift and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places… » 11/12/11 2:20am 11/12/11 2:20am

Exotic Wild Animals Are on the Loose in Ohio, Police Asking People to…

Eastern Ohio is shut down right now because exotic wild animals—bears, tigers, lions, cheetahs, wolves and other wildlife—are running amok. Police have been hunting down these animals throughout the night and have killed about 30 out of the 48 animals on the loose. » 10/19/11 9:04am 10/19/11 9:04am

Greyhound Bus Accidentally Dumps Bull Semen On a Highway. Everyone Is…

A Greyhound bus was on a slightly-less-than normal trip to Texas this morning. Along with its passengers, it was carrying bull spunk. Bull spunk it dumped on a Tennessee highway. HAZMAT suits were called in. It was a serious mess. » 8/23/11 1:00pm 8/23/11 1:00pm

The Ohio Supreme Court's Completely Batshit Insane Attempt to Define…

Call it a photocopier or a generic xerox. We all know exactly what we're talking about. Unless you're Ohio state employee Lawrence Patterson, who last year, in one of the most bizarre legal arguments ever, claimed to have no idea. » 3/23/11 12:00pm 3/23/11 12:00pm

The Lego Stadium That Would've Cost Around $75,000 To Build

Meet Paul. The physiology professor is an avid fan of the Ohio Stadium, and like the German Lego stadium-builder from a few years back, he used over a million bricks to create the 1:100 scale build over two years. » 1/18/11 11:20am 1/18/11 11:20am

Someone's Stolen a 6-Foot Android Costume

There appears to be a roaring black-market in 6-foot Android costumes over in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cricket Communications uses the costume to promote its Androidphones, and has $1,000 for whoever returns it. Anyone seen Microsoft's mascot recently? [WLWT via AndroidCentral] » 1/18/11 6:00am 1/18/11 6:00am

Sprint WiMaxes LA, Miami, DC and Three Other Cities

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] » 11/29/10 8:49am 11/29/10 8:49am

Somewhere in Ohio, the Internet Is Ruining Snow Days

The best part about growing up in Michigan, besides my pet wolverine, was the abundance of snow days. But a school district in Ohio is threatening to destroy the sacred snow day by making kids learn. On the internet. » 10/25/10 5:40pm 10/25/10 5:40pm

Privacy Win: Cellphone Search Without Warrant Declared Illegal

Score for privacy rights: In a 4-to-3 vote, the Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled that police has no right to search your phone without a search warrant, overruling previous lower court decisions on the matter. This is great news. » 12/26/09 9:00pm 12/26/09 9:00pm

Ohio Sues E-Voting Machine Maker But Keeps Same Crappy E-Voting Machines

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is suing e-voting machine maker Diebold, now known as Premier Election Solutions » 8/12/08 7:40pm 8/12/08 7:40pm, seeking damages for the mess the malfunctioning machines caused in the super swing state in 2004 and 2006—the same machines which will, frighteningly enough, to gather and/or misplace Ohio votes…

World's Largest iPod

Not only is this the biggest iPod, it's the biggest iPod that plays music—sorta. It's powered by an iPod shuffle, and is mounted on the side of the Unizen Bank building in Columbus, Ohio. People have been calling in with requests for the huge music player. » 5/30/06 3:00pm 5/30/06 3:00pm