Take a Tour of NYC's Iconic Subway Mosaics

One day graphic designer Adam Chang fell in love with the New York City subway. Well, to be more specific, he fell in love with the inventive, often eye-catching tile mosaics that grace each station. He loves them so much he built an entire website that lets you tour every last sign of every last station in Manhattan. » 5/16/14 9:00am 5/16/14 9:00am

The Abandoned Nazi Train Station, Now an Underground Astroparticle Lab

The Canfranc International Railway Station and its adjoined hotel were the of epitome of transit glamour when it was first built in 1928. But a series of events—including being co-opted by the Nazis during WWII—led to its eventual demise and abandonment. Going from ritzy hotel to Nazi command center to abandoned… » 8/08/13 2:47pm 8/08/13 2:47pm

Heat From Crowded Metro Stations to Be Harnessed By New Apartments…

Underground metro stations are inhumanely warm come sun or rain, so it makes sense for builders of a new housing estate in Paris to want to draw from that energy, harnessing it for 17 apartments' heating systems above-ground. » 9/08/10 7:40am 9/08/10 7:40am

Kestrel 4000 Weather Meter

Some folks turn on the Weather Channel to find out what's up and others need the Kestrel 4000 Pocket Weather Station made by Nielsen-Kellerman. This handy device will measure every possible environmental condition from the palm of your hand.

The Kestrel 4000 measures wind speeds, temperature for air/water/snow, wind… » 6/26/06 2:37pm 6/26/06 2:37pm