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HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Teenager Who Sent An Experiment to Space and Dreams of Visiting Mars

Alia Almansoori won a competition to have her experiment sent to the International Space Station, but she's not capping her ambitions at low Earth orbit.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.18
Dystopia Now
Dystopia Now

Dubai Wants to Use Data to Become the 'Happiest City on Earth'

Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, director of Smart Dubai, tells us about the city's efforts to harvest customer data to improve government services. But who defines what happiness is?
Grennan Milliken
5.27.17
The Shadow Brokers
The Shadow Brokers

This Is How the NSA Infiltrated a Huge Banking Network in the Middle East

The NSA hacking tools dumped by The Shadow Brokers show how the spy agency broke into the major Dubai-based EastNets system.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.19.17
Turning Towers
Turning Towers

Dubai Will Have the World's First Rotating Skyscraper by 2020

Units go for $30 million each.
Madison Margolin
2.14.17
dubai
dubai

Inside Dubai's Quest to Build the First Hyperloop

With the help of the government and a citywide competition, Elon Musk's Hyperloop is on track to becoming a reality in the Middle Eastern city of Dubai.
Sudeshna Ghosh
12.15.16
dubai
dubai

Building the Largest LED Screen in the World

The Burj Khalifa now boasts the world’s largest LED screen.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.19.16
short circuit
short circuit

If the UAE Wants a Hyperloop, Peter Diamandis Will Build It by 2020

The X Prize founder said the technology is about “reinventing transportation.”
Kari Paul
10.13.15
emoji
emoji

The Middle Finger Emoji Could Land You in Jail in the UAE

Using middle finger emojis and “insulting words” on apps can result in jail or deportation.
Mari Shibata
6.18.15
videos
videos

Watch These Dudes Soar Over Dubai with Jetpacks

A Swiss pilot known for his aerial stunts has taken to the skies again in what may be the most insane footage of his jetpack-propelled flight yet.
Kari Paul
5.12.15
video
video

An iPhone Taking Video Tumbled from a Dubai Skyscraper and Amazingly Survived

Caution: Dizziness might ensue.
Jordan Valinsky
4.15.15
Culture
Culture

Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting to Happen

Dubai's newly proposed Mall of the World—a 4-mile domed, air-conditioned city—is begging to become the most glorious real-world dystopia yet.
Brian Merchant
7.9.14
machines
machines

Drone Footage of Dune Buggy Racing in Dubai Is as Badass as it Sounds

Check out the sandblasts in this video.
Jason Koebler
5.8.14