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Energy and climate change are up for discussion tonight in a new Weather Channel program called “Changing Planet.” NBC correspondent Anne Thompson tells SmartPlanet what worries her...
July 26, 2011, 5:30 AM PDT | By Boonsri Dickinson
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a way to harvest energy from flowing water, creating new ways for oil exploration.
July 21, 2011, 5:32 AM PDT | By Boonsri Dickinson
This remote-controlled tank annihilates land mines as easily as a horse flicks away flies.
July 20, 2011, 8:42 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
Researchers developed a way to create antibacterial stainless steel, so it can kill bacteria and still be strong enough to withstand regular cleaning.
July 20, 2011, 5:48 PM PDT | By Boonsri Dickinson
Diana Nyad will soon attempt to swim 103 miles from Cuba to Florida — with help from new advances in science, technology and nutrition.
July 19, 2011, 10:42 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
A group in Canada is offering a high-tech system that lets diners check the history of the fish back to the fisherman, helping to improve quality and sustainability of our fisheries.
July 19, 2011, 10:24 AM PDT | By Boonsri Dickinson
Some scientists say that “safe” playgrounds actually make children more anxious and fearful, while other critics dispute the idea that they are even physically safer.
July 18, 2011, 9:38 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
Rewriting DNA can one day help to make artificial proteins or make bacteria that is resistant to viral infection.
July 18, 2011, 4:08 AM PDT | By Boonsri Dickinson
A Russian space telescope set to launch on Monday will be the biggest ever, which perhaps makes up for the fact that it took more than 30 years to develop.
July 17, 2011, 8:34 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
Ever feel like you have too much data and don’t know what to do with it? Boonsri Dickinson spends the day at Google, learning how to visualize data onto a map.
July 17, 2011, 11:02 AM PDT | By Boonsri Dickinson