Germany Puts Stoplights in Sidewalks for Distracted Pedestrians

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Walkers preoccupied with their mobile devices as they traverse Augsburg, Germany, are starting to notice something new in their peripheral vision: sidewalk-embedded traffic lights designed to let them know when to stop and when to go.

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Why stop at slapping a couple of ‘70s-style faux wood panels on the sides of your ride when you could be driving a car or motorcycle that’s made entirely ...

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Shunned Shine State: 10 More Abandoned Wonders Of Florida

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Sladda: IKEA to Sell New Flat-Pack Bicycle for Urban Cyclists

IKEA has announced a new lightweight bicycle with a rust-resistant chain, aluminum frame and low-maintenance construction all aimed to make it easier for more ...

Horror at the Met: Psycho House Replica on Museum Rooftop

Set against the New York City skyline, the house from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho has never looked more out of place, elevated high above the treetops on the ...

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