Smart Takes

The editor's corner, where the day's headlines are discussed and dissected.


The Morning Briefing: Rare earths

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about rare earth materials.


The top firms that champion conflict-free supply chains

Which corporations have received top marks for their efforts to eradicate conflict minerals from their supply chains?


How to turn your car into a hybrid for $3000

A kit which transforms your average vehicle into a hybrid model has been developed by students at the University of Middle Tennessee.