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Welcome to SmartPlanet, a new CBS Interactive site

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Welcome to SmartPlanet! We're a new site from CBS Interactive that will bring you the best energy, science, tech, healthcare and design news -- from a business angle.

Welcome to SmartPlanet!

A new brand from CBS Interactive -- the folks behind CNET, CBSNews.com, BNET and ZDNet -- SmartPlanet is set to bring you the best energy, science, technology, healthcare, design and business news, from urban planning to DNA sequencing.

Our coverage will equally focus on cleantech, IT-driven "smart" systems and scientific discoveries, with topics such as:

We'll also be covering the people and companies behind the innovations, as both Q&As and video features.

If our name sounds familiar, that's because Ziff Davis first launched SmartPlanet.com in 1999 (November 2, to be exact) as an online e-learning community focused on the technology industry.

After CNET Networks acquired Ziff Davis in 2000, it relaunched SmartPlanet.com in 2001 as a paid learning service for IT professionals.

In 2008, CNET UK transformed the site into an eco-friendly, green lifestyle website led by Adam Vaughan that featured reviews of sustainable and ethical products.

Starting today, we're turning over a new leaf. With business as our foundation, our crack team of journalists and experts will offer daily insight and ideas on how to make our world...smarter.

Stay tuned. --The Editors

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Andrew Nusca

Editor Emeritus

Andrew Nusca is editor of SmartPlanet and an associate editor for ZDNet. Previously, he worked at Money, Men's Vogue and Popular Mechanics magazines. He holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and New York University. He is based in New York but resides in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure