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Swapping out the expensive metals in car parts and lamp posts for a nearly-free coal burning by-product could save the environment and save money.
March 31, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
A global leader in design innovation, Frog’s chief creative officer talks to SmartPlanet about gesture-based computing, why Microsoft’s Kinect is the most exciting technology since the...
March 30, 2011, 2:00 AM PDT | By Melanie D.G. Kaplan
Crime scene investigation could get a bit less messy. Researchers from the University of South Carolina have developed an infrared camera system that can detect blood — and the new...
March 29, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
If you’re not worried about your identity being stolen, think again: One privacy expert says ‘reidentification’–identifying real people from so-called anonymous...
March 28, 2011, 2:00 AM PDT | By Melanie D.G. Kaplan
Two pediatric otolaryngologists from Ohio realized the need for better surgical training on annual humanitarian visits to Nicaragua. On this year’s trip, they brought a surgical simulator...
March 24, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
The U.S. has an excellent system for preventing and monitoring rabies, but this disease still kills 55,000 people a year around the globe. By the time symptoms appear, it’s fatal.
March 23, 2011, 2:00 AM PDT | By Melanie D.G. Kaplan
Tanzeem Choudhury wants machines to better understand humans. With a clearer picture of how we interact with the world, our cell phones could actually help us recognize ways to improve our lives...
March 22, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
The Safe America Foundation has launched a campaign to rally a million Americans to drill for preparedness in 2011. ‘If we don’t want another Twin Towers… or New Orleans, we need...
March 21, 2011, 3:00 AM PDT | By Melanie D.G. Kaplan
With so many security cameras in public places, it’s easier than ever for criminals to be caught in the act. But some of the most serious crimes are committed outside the view of a...
March 17, 2011, 4:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
Using gravitational assists from other planets, a spacecraft will visit the sun’s atmosphere for the first time, moving faster than any object we have ever made. What we learn provide clues...
March 16, 2011, 3:00 AM PDT | By Melanie D.G. Kaplan