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Dubai international airport

Highways may have defined the 20th century, but airports are shaping the cities of the future, according to John Kasarda, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next. Read More...

slinky in the sea

A stray piece of metal in a Philadelphia shipyard provided the inspiration for an affordable toy with a uniquely American twist. Read More...

messy cabinets

Everyone fails – the difference is whether you fail the right way or the wrong way. Anjali Sastry, co-author of Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner explains the valuable insights that can be gleaned from flops. Read More...

fixing a computer

Electronic waste is piling up in landfills. We chucked 2.4 million tons of it in 2010 and recycled just 27 percent. Author Clive Thompson argues that a fixer movement could solve this century-old problem. Read More...

I Voted

From fact-checking officials to finding out if your cheese is Republican or Democrat, here’s a list of our five favorite apps to get you through the election season. Read More...

Converse Lost

Once the elections are over, the techies who helped candidates get elected often take off for larger salaries and hoodie-filled offices. Harper Reed, the CTO for Obama’s re-election campaign, explains what the government’s really up against. Read More...

Chicago at night

Cities often work even when Washington doesn’t, and mayors play a big role in that, say Jennifer Bradley from the Brookings Institution and Dave Cieslewicz, co-founder of the Mayors Innovation Project. Read More...

Joi Ito - Pop Tech 2014

Joi Ito is at PopTech this weekend. He talks about his worry that Americans - students, in particular - may be losing their love of rebelliousness. Read More...

beer flight

While ancient civilizations were building pyramids and mapping the globe, they also brewed up a new use for grains. William Bostwick, author of The Brewer's Tale, discusses the intersection between beer and innovation. Read More...

Nielsen sheet

TV shows live and die by Nielsen ratings, but does their data still matter in a Netflix world? It all depends on advertisers, says TIME media critic James Poniewozik. Read More...

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