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What if the smart cities of the future are chock full of bugs?
The fast-forward reinvention of Shanghai, a dynamic and contradictory city that has yet to live up to its historic promise — to sort out what it means to be Chinese and modern.
A vivid look at the American way of death, from Mt. Auburn to Forest Lawn to LCD-enabled eulogies.
Images of major U.S. hydroelectric dams built during the New Deal. Something to contemplate as the Obama administration tries to stimulate the economy and smarten the energy grid.