SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
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 |
Architecture firm Foster + Partners has won a competition to design a 99-acre arts and culture district in Hong Kong. Can it help the city distance itself from its reputation for finance?
March 10, 2011 7:48am |
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 |
Homegrown components will make China's Dawning 6000 unique, and more importantly extremely efficient. Is this the opening salvo in a new supercomputing war?
March 2, 2011 6:00pm |
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 |
At The Economist's Intelligent Infrastructure conference in New York, top architects weigh in on green building: what it means, why it's important and how it makes business sense.
13 | February 17, 2011 10:08am |
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 |
New to SmartPlanet? We're delighted you've dropped by. Here's what we're all about.
2 | February 15, 2011 10:07am |
Gerontologist and designer Pattie Moore--who designs rehab spaces, light rail systems and home health care environments--says good design is like pornography: 'You canâ€™t really define it, but...
13 | February 14, 2011 2:00am |
Architectural firm Ratcliff says it's time to move beyond the green building to systems-wide sustainability planning.
1 | February 11, 2011 7:33am |
The plan is to develop an open architecture---including open source software---so researchers can collaborate on Watson's QA technology and apply those enhancements in the field.
February 10, 2011 9:02pm |
SmartPlanet has been nominated for a 2011 Jesse H. Neal Award for our "The Future Of..." video series.
February 10, 2011 1:19pm |
Chrysler ran a high-profile advertisement during the Super Bowl that finished with the tagline, "Imported from Detroit." Critics say the company has no right to use its beleaguered hometown for...
13 | February 8, 2011 8:01am |
Urban designers "can't cut away from a city's past," says Philadelphia planner David Gouverneur.
2 | February 7, 2011 6:37am |
Six projects of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy are showing promise on the investment front, but will the agency continue nurturing tech innovations into the future? Should it?
3 | February 4, 2011 4:00am |
In a bid to one-up rivals, smart meter maker Itron is bringing SAP on board for its smart grid analytics architecture. Here's why it's a smart move.
February 2, 2011 7:42am |