NASA reports that it observed a 500-pound meteor, around two-feet in diameter, which zipped through the Earth's atmosphere above Pittsburgh last night. If you were in the vicinity, you may well have just noticed it.
Pittsburgh International Airport has seen better days. Saddled with debt from building now unused gates, the troubled airport is expanding into a completely different business: fracking. The airport will stay open as drillers tap the gas reserves underneath, thanks to a technique called horizontal drilling.
As a big urban walker, I like to head for the hills. So when I stumbled upon this list of the steepest streets in the U.S., I just had to see what they looked like, and I started planning a trip to hit all of the most insanely steep stretches of our American streets. The scariest thing? People live (and park!) on them.
After World War II, Pittsburgh finally enacted smoke control laws to curb the release of coal emissions into the city. But prior to citizens' grassroot environmental reform efforts, this industrial murk enveloped buildings and streets in darkness and transformed day into the inky evening.
Not only do pygmy goats have accents, but they tend to pick up the characteristic "BAAAAAAAAAAA" of the locals bleating around them.
From the annals of moving large objects come two stories, one of a rock, the other a bridge.
The Milk Truck is part art work, part public service. It was created by Jill Miller for an exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It'll also travel the streets providing a safe place for nursing mothers.
Given that all things Dark Knight Rises have momentarily taken over the Pittsburgh news cycle, it should be unsurprising that pranksters at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (near the film's shooting) bestowed the cowl upon their campus' Tyrannosaurus Rex statue. And here I thought that dinosaur trophy in the Batcave…
Pittsburgh was plunged into a Tinseltown tizzy yesterday when The Dark Knight Rises dropped by to film some fight scenes. Unfortunately, the shoot also brought out the city's criminal lot, which was less cowardly and superstitious and more unlucky and dumb.
Breaking into an electrical substation to swipe copper cable is about as stupid as siphoning gas from a moving 18-wheeler, but if it's botched, you only hurt yourself. Pennsylvanian idiot thieves tried the former and turned off the lights.
The greater Pittsburgh area has been contending with a very annoying ninja infestation lately. If you've ever had a ninja problem yourself, you know that they're really hard to get rid of, and if you see one, you can be sure there's hundreds more where he came from.
We've always trumpeted local news as the most exciting news, and this report only validates our claims further. A ninja in Pittsburgh enacted shinobi vengeance against some hapless parked cars last Sunday, and local news was asking the hard questions.
Broken motherboards, transistors and other baubles are given new life by artist Franco Recchia. City life, specifically, as he is an artist who works at the miniature level to recreate Manhattan skylines using nothing but computer junk made useful again.
It was going to be a momentous day. A veritable treasure trove of local history, preserved and pristine within a time capsule that was buried beneath Pittsburgh, 100 years ago, just waiting to be opened! Then they opened it...
The Toonseum in Pittsburgh, PA is currently hosting the largest collection of art ever displayed from Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 anime classic Akira. The exhibit only runs until July 18th, so grab your Capsule jacket and ride to the Steel City.
I guess military tech always finds its way home. Pittsburgh city officials believe their police department's use of a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) at last week's G20 protests was "the first time the sound cannon had been used publicly."
Find My iPhone to the rescue again! Pittsburgh Police nabbed three robbery suspects over the weekend, after the man they allegedly robbed used the MobileMe online service to point police to their location.
Pittsburgh, PA's 33-story Grant Building famously spells out the name of the city in Morse Code so brightly it can be seen for over 100 miles. Except it doesn't actually spell Pittsburgh, but "Pitetsbkrrh." Eep.