Inside the creative mind. Meet today's most brilliant thinkers, designers and other thought leaders.
SmartPlanet speaks with astrophysicist Adam Frank about how quantum computing will give us our next enormous leap in computing power and make our recent digital revolution look primitive.
10 | December 28, 2012 5:00am |
A pioneer in "virtual paleontology," Rahman is using CT scanning and 3-D printers to bring precious fossils out of the lab and into the hands of the public.
2 | December 24, 2012 3:35am |
Stuck in the "velvet rut"? Not sure what that is? Do-it-yourself legend Mark Frauenfelder explains.
2 | December 21, 2012 3:15am |
A new book explores the evolution of zoos, debates between pro- and anti-zoo advocates and the 'performance' of zoos.
1 | December 17, 2012 3:00am |
Author Paul Tough explains that character traits like perseverance, confidence, and curiosity are the true predictors of life success, not test-driven academic achievement.
12 | December 14, 2012 5:00am |
The author and Audubon Medal-winner talks about transforming cities into "incubators of biodiversity" and tackling Nature-Deficit Disorder.
1 | December 10, 2012 4:15am |
It takes a special kind of business sense to run a world-class institution about a taboo topic. We drop in to chat with its founder.
8 | December 7, 2012 3:15am |
Give an Hour is a nonprofit that connects volunteer mental health professionals with military service members, veterans and their families.
December 3, 2012 3:00am |
Jonathan Olivares has spent the last few years working on a research and design project called the Outdoor Office. We spoke to him about the challenges and possibilities of taking the workplace...
8 | November 26, 2012 1:25am |
These critically acclaimed "sonic nomads" offer urban travelers a way to enter foreign neighborhoods as insiders.
November 23, 2012 3:15am |
Streetcars are making a comeback in the United States and the French company Alstom, which designs streetcars, is helping lead the charge internationally.
1 | November 19, 2012 3:00am |
When a wrongdoing is explained by a brain imbalance we tend to forgive that person of responsibility. SmartPlanet speaks with neuroscientist John Monterosso to explore the ethics of such thinking.
15 | November 16, 2012 5:00am |
Students and graduates from Stanford's d.school created SparkTruck to teach kids how to brainstorm, prototype and create. Then they drove it 15,000 miles to see if it worked.
1 | November 12, 2012 2:47am |
With little media coverage over the last year, the Occupy movement's immediate response to Hurricane Sandy came as a surprise to many. Is this the movement's defining moment?
19 | November 9, 2012 3:30am |
In a recent interview from her field station in Colorado, the renowned animal scientist describes the benefits of 'thinking in pictures,' misunderstandings about autism and what keeps her motivated.
3 | November 5, 2012 3:00am |
It's time for a major shift -- in office design, and in the culture of modern work.
7 | November 2, 2012 4:00am |
Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth have spent the last 20 years studying baboons' social behavior. Their most recent discovery? Being 'nice' matters.
1 | October 28, 2012 5:10pm |
Old-school ad buys look old. The food chain's new magazine, Dark Rye, is not about food at all.
15 | October 26, 2012 3:30am |
Climatologist Kim Cobb is working to build better climate forecasts.
11 | October 22, 2012 3:00am |
Experts warn that the era of over-parenting might be creating generations that are insecure and lacking autonomy. SmartPlanet speaks with one such expert, Madeline Levine.
8 | October 19, 2012 5:14am |