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Sci-Fi Author Kim Stanley Robinson Talks About 'New York 2140'

The new novel imagines life in a partially drowned NYC after massive sea level rise from climate change.
Carl Franzen
7.7.17
psa

Tell Us What You Want the Future of Your City to Look Like

Motherboard is partnering with Smart Cities NYC 17 to cover the people shaping our urban environments of today and tomorrow.
Carl Franzen
4.27.17
Brooklyn

Brooklyn's Hasidic Hackers Organized a Global Broadcast System In the Seventies

All out of a tiny control room in Crown Heights.
Madison Margolin
9.7.16
short circuit

The First Print Shop for Paintings Made By Bots

Red Hook, Brooklyn, is now home to Artmatr Inc., a lab where you can come with an idea for a painting and the bot will make it for you exactly as you please.
Nadja Sayej
7.13.16
Uber Earth

This Lot in Brooklyn Shows What Uber Did to NYC More Clearly than Any Statistic

Uber's autonomous fleet of cabs isn't here yet, but the residential streets of Greenpoint are already lined with unused yellow cabs.
Erik Franco
5.27.16
Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s ‘Microgrid’ Did Its First Solar Energy Sale

Brooklyn Microgrid is trying to build a neighbor-to-neighbor green energy market using the Ethereum blockchain.
Clinton Nguyen
4.12.16
New York

An Indie, Off-the-Grid, Blockchain-Traded Solar Power Market Comes to Brooklyn

From Gowanus to Park Slope, this company is empowering solar panel owners to lease their extra energy.
Clinton Nguyen
3.18.16
Brooklyn

Williamsburg’s Angry Town Hall Meetings Are the Future of Failing Infrastructure

The L-pocalypse isn’t here yet, but the panic is.
Jason Koebler
1.28.16
Brooklyn

​This Is What Will Happen to Williamsburg Without the L Train

An urban planner explains the future of Williamsburg if it’s cut off from its main subway route.
Brian Merchant
1.15.16
Music

The LA Philharmonic Is Trying to Perfectly Recreate Concerts in Virtual Reality

The LA Philharmonic is going above and beyond for a remote experience.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
9.8.15
Brooklyn

Still Confused About the Blockchain? These Hackathon Apps Show Its Power

In 48 hours, developers coded replacements for Twitter, equity contracts, and studbooks using the Ethereum blockchain.
Alyssa Hertig
8.25.15
New York

Are Silicon Valley Apps Killing New York's Laundromats?

The era of self-service laundromat is waning.
Molly Osberg
8.25.15
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