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Why Are American Cities So Much Different Than European Cities?

European cities like Paris are much, much older than American cities like New York, and that age difference has led to many interesting differences in the layout of each city. For example, the wealthy population of America often live in suburbs away from the city while in Europe, the rich live inside the city. Why is that?

Custom Chess Sets Let You Play With Your Favourite US City's Famous Landmarks

For those who don’t live under a monarchy, memorising the ranks of queens, kings, bishops and other pieces makes learning chess that much harder. But swap out royalty and peasants with buildings from famous US cities, and all you really need to know is that taller is better.

New Clean Energy Report: America May Not Be Screwed After All

For the past 16 months or so, it’s felt as though our planet has been shaking us by the shoulders, trying to wake us up to the fact that we’ve kicked the thermostat into overdrive. The good news is, America finally seems to be listening. According to a new report by the US Department of Energy, wind and solar production took off last year as the price of clean energy technologies plummeted.

Cute Short Animation Shows What It's Like To Live In Los Angeles

Video: Los Angeles is a pretty easy city to stereotype. You’re stuck in eternal traffic on the 405 while wolfing down a burger from In-N-Out. Or you’re sipping green juice at a cafe next to an actor from that one movie. Or you’re listening to someone discuss their screenplay. Or you’re at the beach.

Seeing New York City In Ridiculous 8K Is Pretty Sweet

Video: I love New York City. I live here, so I’m biased. You might hate New York, and think it sucks, and think it’s dirty, and think people who live in New York talk about New York way too damn much. That’s fine. You’re actually more right than you know. But even you should be able to enjoy this fine video of New York City in glorious 8K. It’s every important landmark, building, bridge, cityscape and thing you’ve seen a thousand times before in stupid TV shows and movies set in New York, painted with the most beautiful pixels I’ve ever seen.

Why Do Trains In America Suck So Badly? 

Trains in America are awful. They’re slow, expensive and not very reliable. And there are a few, largely unsolvable reasons why that’s the case.

Seeing Vietnam From The Sky Is Just Incredible

Video: Vietnam is a wonderful place to travel to because the food is fantastic, and the country is gorgeous. This drone view from Thắng Sói reveals the beauty of the countryside from above and shows off the rice paddies, the old capital city, the mountains, the fishing towns, the natural wonders and all the other awesome places that make up Vietnam.

NYC Looks Like An Amazing Acid Trip In This Stunning Video

Video: When you put footage of New York City through a neural network, you get a city that looks like beautiful, moving artwork. Danil Krivoruchko and his team started shooting the city with an iPhone 6 in 240fps but completely transformed the footage in post processing and the results are hypnotic.

Truly Stunning Video Flips Hong Kong On Top Of Itself

Video: Watch the cityscape of Hong Kong mirror itself in this short time lapse, The Allegory of the Cave by Visual Suspect. It’s break-your-eye-balls stunning as you try to track the movement of what you’re looking at. Hong Kong is famous for its densely packed buildings so seeing the city and its reflection in the same shot works especially well.

Hyperloop Connecting Helsinki And Stockholm Turns 480km Trip Into 28 Minute Ride

Where will the first Hyperloop be? So far there are plans to use the tubular transportation system to move passengers in Slovakia and freight in Switzerland. But a proposed application for the Hyperloop announced today could solve a transportation conundrum that has been challenging planners for centuries: Connecting the neighbouring nations of Sweden and Finland.

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