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On-demand laundry service Washio is only the most recent "Uber-for-X" startup to shut down.
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September 19, 2016, 5am PDT
Recycled metals, plastics, glass, and other materials are more economical than ever. Welcome to a new era of waste management.
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September 14, 2016, 9am PDT
The new exam is required nationwide for commercial use of drones.
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August 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Discrimination has always been a threat as landlords consider new tenants, but now there's new technology to potentially exacerbate the problem.
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August 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
Planning for the first human occupied martian cities is taking its next big step with three 3D-printed test colonies planned to be erected in the Mojave Desert.
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August 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Confronting a problem that affects roughly 75 percent of the world's population, a new system will give every place on Earth an address based on three words.
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May 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Recent data from Trulia reveals that the number of homes worth at least million dollars doubled in the past four years. Some places have a veritable monopoly on ritzy domiciles.
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May 24, 2016, 7am PDT
The Downtown Project was envisioned as a five-year plan to develop a hub of start-ups, small businesses, and cultural attractions in Downtown Las Vegas, but things haven't gone according to schedule.
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April 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
A Quartz article describes the recent announcement of the Model 3, and the subsequent response by the market, as a "slow-motion disruption of the global auto industry."
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April 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
An article in Quartz laments the underwhelming results of a generation of gadgets intended to make houses technologically enabled.
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February 11, 2016, 7am PST
Breaking news came in a pair this week for Google's self-driving car technology.
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February 10, 2016, 8am PST
Sarasota County, Florida, has approved a plan to pave over forested wetlands and build parking for a Whole Foods Market. To compensate, the developer is donating another plot of wetlands to the public.
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January 24, 2016, 9am PST
This sounds like a dream for a lot of Planetizen readers: building models for Legoland.
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January 8, 2016, 12pm PST
A plan in Singapore to transform the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway will create a linear park ten times longer than the High Line.
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December 31, 2015, 2pm PST
The spread of craft beer manufacturing around the United States has followed demographic patterns, along with friendly regulations.
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December 22, 2015, 6am PST
Indonesia's capital, population 10 million, is slowly sinking below sea level. To protect itself and drive the economy, the city is building a 25-mile bird-shaped seawall, to be topped with luxury development.
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December 11, 2015, 9am PST
Quartz makes the point that supermarkets alone won't solve the problem of poor diets among low-income Americans.
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December 5, 2015, 1pm PST
Mexico City is considering a novel transit idea: two-person gondolas gliding along an aerial track. The costs of such a system may be far lower than extending the subway system.
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October 9, 2015, 6am PDT
Did you know there's a place called Point No Point, in Hansville, Washington? It's quite pretty, actually, but is that reason enough to go there?
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September 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
Manifesting predictions that many self-driving vehicles will serve as a new form of taxi service, Mercedes-Benz recently revealed some of its plans to develop a fleet of on-demand limousines.
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