The Mysterious Molecular Structures Found in City Layouts

Did you know that, from the air, the arrangement and structure of Boston's buildings, and the positioning of those buildings relative to one another, looks a lot like the molecular structure of an "amorphous liquid"? Seattle and L.A. do, too. Chicago, with its rigid grid system, apparently looks like glass. » 7/25/14 4:30pm 7/25/14 4:30pm

The strangeness of air-conditioned golf courses

Golf runs in my family, although I don't seem to have inherited that gene; I was nonetheless interested to read about an air-conditioning network embedded in the ground itself at this year's Masters Tournament, dehumidifying the course from below. » 4/10/11 11:40am 4/10/11 11:40am