The 12 cities with the most trees around the world

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There’s a global movement to encourage cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have the most green space today?

To get a clearer picture, MIT’s Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the density of greenery in major cities around the world. 

The researchers used information from Google Street View to determine what they call the “Green View Index,” a rating that quantifies each city’s percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images. When it launched in 2016, Treepedia featured 10 cities, but the team has since added five more to its list. 

The goal of Treepedia is to make make urban planning more accessible to those outside the field, MIT’s Carlo Ratti said in a press release.

Check out which cities boast the highest Green View Indexes below.

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12. Los Angeles, California — 15.2%

Check out the interactive map of Los Angeles

11. Tel Aviv, Israel — 17.5%

Check out the interactive map of Tel Aviv

10. Boston, Massachusetts — 18.2%

Check out the interactive map of Boston

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There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it (GOOG)

android nougat multi windowAndroid is famously open to customization, but you may not know that Google keeps a few more settings tucked away in a hidden menu called the System UI Tuner.

It’s not available on every device — you’ll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it’s worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first introduced – are now standard with Android 7.0 Nougat.

Here’s how to access the System UI Tuner, and a quick rundown of what it can do with the latest version of Android.

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If you’re familiar with the chrome://flags shortcut in Google Chrome, the System UI Tuner is more or less that. To activate it, pull down the Quick Settings menu, then hold down on the gear icon in the top right corner until it starts spinning. It should take 5-7 seconds.

Let go, and you’ll see this little notification at the bottom of your display.

You’ll know you did things right if you see a little wrench symbol next to the Settings gear.

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SpaceX just flew a rocket back to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — and the footage is epic

On Saturday, Feb. 18, SpaceX launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Lift off took place out of Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida — the first time anything has launched from this pad since NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis in July, 2011. About 10 minutes after lift off, the first stage of the rocket had flown back to land, touching down at SpaceX’s “Landing Zone 1” pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force. It’s the second time SpaceX has landed a rocket at this location. 

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