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Bogota, Colombia is growing "like a pancake," as Rodrigo Nino, real-estate pioneer, says in the video below. Like other cities around the world, as the population quickly expands, Bogota is expanding outward. All that sprawl leads to traffic congestion (the average commute can take up to 90 minutes) and pollution. A more liveable, walkable city would require building upward, with skyscrapers, but it's hard and slow to get city or bank funding. Nino's solution? Crowdfunding.

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The Prototype Electric DeLorean Gets a Test Drive

And by next year, these could be on the market. Cue bad "Back to the Future" reference.

The original DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt in 1982, but Stephen Wynne, the English mechanic who bought the company's inventory, wants to bring the classic DeLorean DMC-12 back as an electric car. He's made a prototype, which you can see in action in the 9-minute video below featuring car guy Matt Farah (skip to 3:35 for the test drive).

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Moving On Up to the Northeast Side: Where Can You Climb the Income Ladder?

It’s time to ask yourself if your career’s in the right place—not figuratively, but physically.


If you aim to climb the income ladder in the United States, your best bet might be to move north and east—and definitely stay out of the south.

A new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts Economic Mobility Project—check out the group's nice interactive map—compares the ability of people to increase their average earnings over time in all 50 states and regions across the country.

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Well, have a look at this: According to a new study by the Earth Policy Institute, America's total fleet of cars got smaller in 2009. Check out that little dip at the end of the "Motor Vehicles" line on the graph. The number of cars scrapped was greater than the number sold for the first time since World War II.

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A look at the technology, design, and people behind the Mission One motorcycleThe world's fastest production electric motorcycle was built in San Francisco's Dogpatch-an industrial neighborhood bordered by the city's waterfront. It is an amalgam of drydocks, former steel mills, and factories. Constructed in the 1860s and having largely survived the 1906 earthquake, the zone maintains a smoke-stacked atmosphere of sturdy stone and brick, the streets redolent of coal- and oil-powered commerce. It is appropriate then, that from this "earthquake proof" area of the old city, Mission Motors is leading the charge to shake things up in the world of electric vehicles.Mission draws talent from Tesla, Ford, Ducati, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and the Presidio School of Management. Mission's team is powered by a collection of really big brains and really small electric motors. Their goal is simple, if audacious: to create the world's best production electric motorcycle without compromising acceleration, speed, range, performance, or reliability. They endeavor to create a product where green doesn't come at the cost of power, and powerful doesn't mean inefficient. "If people are passionate about the environment, well then that's our core customer group, and if they are passionate about performance, well that's also our core customer group," says founder and President Edward West.The Mission One, their first production vehicle, has reportedly gone faster than 160 mph, and has been officially clocked at 150.059mph. It jumps from 0 to 60 in a time that compares favorably to a high-performance gas bike, but has an even more impressive 60 to 100 mph interval, because it doesn't shift gears, ever. Instead, the watermelon-sized motor delivers all torque, rocketing up in velocity without the shifting gears of a combustion motor.

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