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Whether you just joined our community or have been a longtime reader, a guide to the best stuff on SmartPlanet this year.
December 26, 2011, 4:00 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca
Japanese engineers have developed a system that can recognize individuals by measuring how they apply pressure on a seat when sitting down.
December 22, 2011, 12:41 PM PST | By Andrew Nusca
Deadspin’s Jason Torchinsky proposes that we build a massive online database of car part specifications that can be downloaded, then manufactured with a 3D printer. It’s a novel idea.
December 22, 2011, 9:31 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca
Microsoft researchers are exploring several kinds of visual interface technology. Based on this video from The Verge, you may never have to touch anything ever again.
December 22, 2011, 8:49 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca
A new development from University of Illinois researchers allows electronics to restore electrical conductivity when a circuit breaks — instantly.
December 22, 2011, 8:21 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca
Physicist and Xerox chief scientist Jacob Goldman, the man who founded the company’s legendary Palo Alto Research Center, died on Tuesday at age 90.
December 22, 2011, 7:26 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca
Without support for design, the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing — and international competitiveness — will be handicapped, RKS Design founder Ravi Sawhney writes.
December 22, 2011, 7:02 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca
Norway’s new Green Mountain Data Center plans to use cold water from a nearby fjord to cool its massive computers.
December 22, 2011, 6:26 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca
As the consolidation of the burgeoning car-sharing industry begins to accelerate, customer service could get left behind. For an inherently local business, that’s a problem.
December 21, 2011, 7:41 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca
SmartPlanet has grown in leaps and bounds in 2011. Editor Andrew Nusca looks back, and hints at what’s in store for 2012.
December 20, 2011, 10:33 AM PST | By Andrew Nusca