The most amazing time-lapse video you'll see today

Most time-lapse videos work by capturing an object from one vantage point as the world changes around it. This remarkable time-lapse of the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City by photographer Rob Whitworth moves along with the Vietnamese city. And that — along with a roundabout that seems to beat like the heart of the city… » 12/12/11 3:00pm 12/12/11 3:00pm

Houston has a Nigerian freeway angel

Russel Gonzalez was stranded on the wrong side of a five-lane Houston freeway back in 1997 when, suddenly, an aging brown Honda Accord pulled out behind him. The man inside spoke a few words in a heavy Nigerian accent, delivered Gonzalez safely to a gas station, and drove off. This month the man reappeared, once again… » 9/12/11 3:00pm 9/12/11 3:00pm

It sucks to be stuck in traffic at 15,000 feet

This is a queue of trucks in the Chungara–Tambo Quemado pass between Chile and Bolivia, crossing which is one of the few ways Bolivians can reach the Pacific Ocean since Bolivia became a landlocked country in 1883, after losing the War of the Pacific. The pass connects Bolivia’s Highway 4 with Chile’s Highway 11. » 7/22/11 4:30pm 7/22/11 4:30pm

A city's traffic visualized as a beating heart

Road networks are the blood vessels of a modern city, and Libson's coastal orientation and traffic patterns create the perfect visualization for this metaphor. This work by Pedro Cruz immediately makes sense before you hear the full explanation for how he made The Blood Vessels in the traffic of Lisbon, but here it… » 2/10/11 4:00pm 2/10/11 4:00pm

Rhode Island City Plans to Leave 600 Rogue Stop Signs Standing

At some point in recent years, a ghost in the urban planning machine put up 700 rogue stop signs in Cranston, Rhode Island, (pop. 80,000; stop sign pop. 2,600). They're totally undocumented, and the city can't figure out where exactly they came from. But after an investigation by a specially appointed committee,… » 2/08/11 9:00pm 2/08/11 9:00pm