Columbia planning prof and his students imagine a New York of bike shares and self-driving cars
Apparently the world is wasting (literal) tons of food. As much as half of the food that's produced, said a London-based study. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers found that of the four billon tons of food produced around the world, as much as two billion tons goes uneaten. The study stated a ... More >>
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Homemade robots smarter than we are
Privacy? That's so 20th Century. "We certainly monitor the traffic cameras," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told me today, when I asked him about the 32 video cameras and E-ZPass readers placed throughout Midtown as part of the real-time traffic system Mayor Bloomberg unveiled yesterday, with ... More >>
The city's Department of Environmental Protection announced a new pilot program today that officials say will use cutting-edge technology to convert algae at a Queens waste-water treatment plant into biofuel for cars. How environmental! From our toilets to your cars.
Keeping up with the times (albeit with something of a decade-long lag), Mattel has introduced new Barbies with totally rockin' contemporary jobs, including Barbie as slutty Hollywood Access reporter (a/k/a, a pink-besuited News Anchor with a "flair for journalism" and freshly flat-ironed hair ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 18, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 49 Columbia May Explode Even If Reactor Won't by Jonathan Black Peering off the glass bridge into the tank, you can see the graphic control rods plunging into the water. The water is distilled, slightl ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 23, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 10 The Shmoo Lives By Daniel List Back in May of 1964 Fact magazine devoted eight pages to a feature entitled "S.O.B. Detroit," dealing with findings to the effect that American cars are death traps. N ... More >>
The septic tank days of Willets Point -- that ramshackle industrial triangle near Citi Field that awaits a Bloomberg-style makeover -- may be coming to an end. At least that's what the city's Economic Development Corporation announced last Thursday, when the agency said it would put $100 million d ... More >>
A look at one man's many "wives"
The Bridge Project joins talents from the U.S. and UK
Desperately needed funds for new levees in U.S. Midwest have been diverted to flood control in Iraq. How many more floods of Biblical proportions will it take for Americans to realize what the government is not doing? The Bush regime and Congress have refused to spend money on upgrading levees in ... More >>
When the Levees Broke brings Katrina's devastation into clear and timely focus
Serious hurricane protection could take 30 years to build
In Katrina's wake, the supposed oil shortage and suspicious gas price hikes
Nature 1, Man 0 in the fight to save the Crescent City
Power, water, planning—and the lack thereof—in southern Iraq
Republicans Plan a Hydrogen Economyat Your Expense
How Pataki's Disastrous Energy Plan Fattened His Friends and Campaign Coffers
Secrets of Book Reviewing Revealed
Foodies Add Spice to ASME Awards
Raises Promise of Clean, Limitless Energy From Bubbles
New Awareness of EMF Health Risks Fuels Opposition to Chelsea Substation
If Terrorists Take Down Nuclear Plants, You PayBy the Hundreds of Billions
A Billion-Dollar Award Looms for GOP Ally
Public Interest Journalism Is Born Again
How a Long-Dormant Law Could Spark a Hudson Valley Power Plant Boom
Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.
Morphing student techies into a modern-day breakfast club
Rudy Takes a Dive on City Wetlands for Upstate GOP