Increased connectivity, lower startup costs, and developments in science, robotics, and transportation have dramatically altered our biggest cities, but there are untold stories across the country. This summer we’re traveling around the United States to see how science and technology are driving the next generation of American innovation, looking beyond just apps and gadgets.

We’ll be bringing you stories from Pittsburgh, Detroit, Kansas City, and New Orleans that explore how communities and companies are changing in our own backyards. This is the road less traveled. This is Verge Detours.

Our first dispatch lands next Wednesday, August 28th. Stay tuned.