SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
A whistleblower group asks the Green Buildings Council to hold back LEED certification for buildings containing materials made from coal waste.
2 | January 19, 2011 4:00am |
Nvidia plans to build high-performance ARM-based CPU cores, designed to support products as diverse as computers, servers, workstations and supercomputers.
1 | January 5, 2011 1:26pm |
The theory is that technologies like the Green Power Processor (GPP) will facilitate communications and enable smart devices that can save energy.
January 5, 2011 3:47am |
Researchers have figured out how to turn stem cells into functioning intestinal tissue.
1 | December 13, 2010 10:02am |
U.S. News & World Report named the urban planner as one of the top 50 careers of 2011, forecasting "strong growth" for the position in the next decade.
6 | December 13, 2010 6:30am |
New research suggests a bird-shaped airplane -- with angled wings and a fatter body -- would make the modern plane more fuel efficient.
14 | December 9, 2010 4:00am |
The U.S. Department of Energy will award $21 million in technical assistance for reducing energy used by commercial buildings.
1 | December 8, 2010 8:49am |
A chat with Mark Barnell, one of the men behind the DoD's powerful new Condor Cluster, a supercomputer built from 1760 gaming consoles, about the PlayStation 3, distributed computing and the...
2 | December 3, 2010 2:00pm |
Contributor Ryan Potvin attends this year's GreenBuild Expo in Chicago and outlines three reasons why he thinks "Generation Green" will finally succeed.
1 | December 1, 2010 8:22am |
The political fallout from Wikileaks' release of hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables will steal countless headlines over the coming weeks. But what about Siprnet, the secret government...
16 | November 29, 2010 4:30pm |
Architects with strong spatial skills may fail to anticipate the difficulties of normal people in navigating the design of their buildings, cognitive scientists say.
6 | November 24, 2010 8:00am |
NASA hopes to revive a stalled technology, bringing the cost of space travel dramatically lower.
17 | November 2, 2010 11:00am |
LED lighting firm Cree added color rendering index options to its XLamp line of LED bulbs, bringing improved color accuracy to energy-efficient bulbs.
November 1, 2010 7:53am |
Portland, Maine, may play second fiddle to Oregon's Portland when it comes to large-scale sustainability initiatives, but last week, its city council approved an $11 million bond for energy...
October 27, 2010 2:00am |
Forget Intel and AMD: a little known family of chips is finally drawing China into the processor wars.
4 | October 22, 2010 11:20am |
Jose Gomez-Marquez thinks some of the best inventions are the most simple. He's making vaccines and other drugs for the developing world.
1 | October 21, 2010 4:28am |
Nearly four years after the GreenMobile project received federal funding, the award-winning design remains just that--a design. Its creator says the idea of working with the mobile home industry...
5 | October 6, 2010 2:00am |
Seventy percent of the buildings in North America aren't automated. They're running wild, according to Cisco smart buildings chief Ed Richards -- and that spells opportunity.
1 | October 1, 2010 1:20pm |
The CityCar project, which should produce its first full-fledged prototype by summer 2011, aims to rewrite the rules of urban transportation.
13 | September 24, 2010 12:00pm |
'Desktop manufacturing' may make domestic production profitable again.
4 | September 14, 2010 7:23pm |