infrastructure

presented by toyota

Pipe-Crawling Drones Are Going Where No Human Can or Wants to

How a Canadian company is helping to protect cities' underground arteries.
Jay Fleming
8.28.18
cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Building Their Own Electricity Infrastructure

Canadian company DMG Blockchain is expanding its mining operation in British Columbia with its own electrical substation.
Jordan Pearson
8.2.18
Broadband Land

Why Bury Broadband Fiber When You Can Just Glue It to the Road?

TRAXyL, a DC-based startup, hopes their patented resin will provide more options for building affordable internet infrastructure.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.12.18
presented by toyota

The Next Frontier to Be Mapped Lies Underground

What 3D mapping teaches us about what’s underneath our cities—and how we might better plan our morning commutes.
Kate Fane
6.22.18
video

This Is How the Internet Crosses the Ocean

Many people overlook the fact that the internet relies on vast networks of cables connecting continents under the sea.
Motherboard Staff
6.1.18
Moveable

Is Sidewalk Labs Building a Brotopia on Toronto's Waterfront?

The details of a Google affiliate's billion-dollar real-estate project are shrouded in secrecy.
Tracey Lindeman
4.26.18
Moveable

Scientists Are Working on a Permanent Pothole Fix

It could involve magnetic nanoparticles.
Tracey Lindeman
3.10.18
digital divide

Startup Thinks Its Tethered, Internet-Beaming Blimps Can Bridge the Digital Divide

SoftBank-backed blimp startup Altaeros thinks floating internet infrastructure can do more than emergency relief.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.20.18
Moveable

Bike Sharing Is Doomed to Fail in Most American Cities

Dallas' chaotic experiment in bike sharing is a case in point.
Tracey Lindeman
2.5.18
Moveable

Why This Ex-'Angry Birds' Exec Wants to Build a $15B Tunnel Under the Baltic Sea

“I haven’t built tunnels before.”
Tracey Lindeman
1.23.18
Moveable

Want to Fix American Airports? Build a Better Train Network

Europe and Asia know what’s up.
Tracey Lindeman
1.11.18
after the storm

Trump’s FCC Will Let Big Telecom Destroy Small Houston ISPs As It Rebuilds After Harvey

The FCC has rules in place to prevent Big Telecom from leaving local competitors in the lurch, but it’s currently scrapping those rules.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.15.17