SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
Can a new battery reinvent the idea of a rechargeable battery? Call it Cambridge crude. It could make refueling as easy as getting gas is.
2 | June 7, 2011 12:55am |
The journey to a smart energy ecosystem is fraught with operational change, GE Energy Services CTO Eric Gebhardt says. We asked him five questions.
May 26, 2011 5:20pm |
Behind the plug-in electric vehicle lies an array of IT challenges, from business models to technical hurdles. But the result is bright: a car that conducts autonomous maintenance and repair.
6 | May 25, 2011 5:37pm |
3M launched a new integrated optical film that aims to improve LCD screen backlighting, make the supply chain more efficient and cut down on carbon usage.
May 12, 2011 9:46am |
Roche shares green design learnings for its Roche, N.J., campus, which is registered for a LEED Silver certification.
May 11, 2011 5:29am |
Ford said it will supplement its own driver behavior analytics efforts with cloud-based data from Google, which unveiled a Prediction API that can crunch vast amounts of data.
May 10, 2011 4:03pm |
Alcoa's new green building panel can self-clean by breaking down smog-causing pollutants in cities to be washed away by rain.
12 | May 9, 2011 7:44am |
International lighting designers gathered in trendy Milan, where they were incandescent over the banning of traditional bulbs
21 | May 2, 2011 9:54am |
Architect Kevin Kennon unveiled the design of a new 90,000-square-meter mixed-use commercial building for the new "Eco-City" in Tianjin, China.
March 24, 2011 7:31am |
Detecting enemy targets and rescuing war hostages. Yup, there may soon be an app for that.
3 | March 21, 2011 12:38pm |
Google Ventures has made an investment in CoolPlanetBiofuels, an 18-month-old startup firm that specializes in the conversion of biomass and agricultural waste into fuel.
March 18, 2011 6:33am |
Apartments sitting above parking garages are on flimsy ground and should be upgraded, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley.
3 | March 15, 2011 2:17pm |
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington find that some images may not sit well for business conferencing.
6 | March 3, 2011 9:53am |
Many companies have found the process of eliminating harmful materials and ingredients is more challenging than initially though. The key lies in sharing information so other businesses can learn...
March 2, 2011 11:26am |
If you're striving for energy efficiency, don't expect to reach your goals on day one. Keeping your facility performing well will be an ongoing process, informed by the seasons and the habits of...
1 | February 25, 2011 4:09am |
A panel of experts at the National Building Museum talks about the life cycle of plastic; the role of green chemistry in eliminating hazardous materials; and new alternative materials,...
8 | February 23, 2011 2:00am |
It works like a regular printer, but this three dimensional printer can print biological materials such as human tissue.
2 | February 21, 2011 10:43pm |
The FDA just approved Hologic's 3-D mammography system. While it exposes women to twice the radiation dose, it improves the accuracy of detection and prevents unnecessary return trips.
6 | February 16, 2011 11:17am |
Toronto-based Diversinet is helping the U.S. Army provide mobile health care applications to wounded soldiers, allowing fully encrypted messaging.
February 16, 2011 2:00am |
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2 | February 15, 2011 10:07am |