5 Ideas To Make Roads Safer for Cars and Pedestrians

"Vision Zero," New York mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to eliminate traffic deaths in the city, is audacious but not unprecedented. Like almost all good social policies, the Swedes did it first. And we could learn a thing or two from them. » 3/03/14 10:00am 3/03/14 10:00am

We Can Now Pave Roads With Used Cooking Oil

You might not realize it, but quitting our addiction to oil means more than just finding something besides gasoline to put in our cars. If we really want to stop using fossil fuels, we have to change the way we make roads—and cooking oil might just be the answer. » 2/24/14 12:40pm 2/24/14 12:40pm

4 Ways to Make Better Roads and Parking Lots From the Ground Up

As a surface for wheels, pavement does its job well enough. Asphalt concrete is flat, smooth, and solid (usually). But there is a price we pay for the convenience of paved roads and parking lots everywhere—a price paid in heat, noise, and polluted runoff. We went in search of better pavement and found these potential… » 1/22/14 2:40pm 1/22/14 2:40pm

Hypnotizing video somehow reorganizes the cars on the road by color

There is no CG in this video and yet it messes with reality so much that it sure seems like it's complete make believe. Instead, Cy Kuckenbaker simply removed and reorganized cars of the same color to make it seem as if they were driving together in a group. It's a hypnotizing effect to see cars of the same color… » 12/16/13 9:02pm 12/16/13 9:02pm

All the roads and flight paths America is taking for Thanksgiving

Tomorrow and Thursday, an estimated 43.4 million Americans will travel to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved, hated and annoyed ones. According to NASA, 90 percent will travel by road, and the rest will use airplanes and trains. Here are the roads, train tracks and flight paths they will take. » 11/26/13 4:02pm 11/26/13 4:02pm