SmartPlanet stories related to the world's densest areas of settlement -- how their geography, economies, politics, social characteristics and built environment impact their efficiency as a living, breathing system of systems.
Here's why suburbanites aren't interested in new commuter rail systems.
2 | June 19, 2013 1:36pm |
Venture capital firmsâ€”and the high-tech startups they supportâ€”have historically concentrated in suburban office parks. VC dollars are now flowing to more urban locales.
1 | June 19, 2013 10:02am |
Pandora's Promise is the most important environmental feature film since An Inconvenient Truth. Its ow inconvenient truth? Unfairly maligned nuclear power can save the world from climate change.
5 | June 19, 2013 5:18am |
Can 3D batteries be as powerful as solid-state counterparts?
1 | June 19, 2013 5:07am |
MEXICO CITY -- Cities like Tijuana and Guadalajara haven't followed the capital's lead in trying to clean up their skies. And residents may not know what they're breathing.
4 | June 19, 2013 3:04am |
If you've ever been irked by a bad parking job or seen a vehicle parked where it shouldn't be - there's now an app for that - and you can receive a bounty to boot.
1 | June 18, 2013 7:12pm |
Power has become a public commodity for smartphone users in Manhattan with newly installed solar charging stations that are emerging in New York City parks.
June 18, 2013 6:46pm |
Thousands of years later, breakwaters in Ancient Roman harbors are still intact. Modern formulas don't come close. A mineral analysis reveals the recipe for the sturdier, less CO2-intensive concrete.
20 | June 18, 2013 12:12pm |
A bike courier service that delivers right to the consumer's door is being tested in New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
1 | June 18, 2013 3:00am |
Walk along any major street and it's likely a number of surveillance cameras, mounted outside buildings and street lights, are watching you. An app under development tells you where they are.
11 | June 17, 2013 1:21pm |
Long-distance flights on budget airlines haven't worked out in the past, can a Norwegian carrier buck the trend?
3 | June 14, 2013 4:00am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentines love to look at art. They just don't like to buy it. ArteBA is trying to change that.
1 | June 14, 2013 3:00am |
NYC is attempting to curb the printing of 3D guns before it truly begins -- but may be fighting a lost cause.
2 | June 14, 2013 2:11am |
Pandora thinks it's getting over-charged to play music under current licensing agreements, so it bought a radio station.
2 | June 13, 2013 10:21am |
Are Apple's plans for interactive dashboards feasible for car manufacturers to implement?
1 | June 13, 2013 6:26am |
In the long term, the proposals are expected to change the look of the city.
6 | June 13, 2013 4:55am |
Board a train to the airport, and don't get off until you've flown to your destination.
9 | June 13, 2013 4:51am |
A French company is investing $35 million in a carsharing system for Indianapolis.
12 | June 12, 2013 12:13pm |
China's growing wealth has produced a paradox of sorts: it now outsources carbon pollution within its own borders just as wealthier countries have done with China.
7 | June 11, 2013 10:52pm |
Can a new tablet cafe transform the Internet cafe model in Dakar?
June 11, 2013 1:16pm |