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.
Venture capitalists foresee enormous investment opportunities in green technology, giving the VC model the capacity to solve the world's energy sustainability problems.
2 | June 29, 2011 6:07pm |
Social networking is great, but people still need to be close to other people. The latest boom industry is startup centers that not only provide working space, but also opportunities to connect.
2 | June 29, 2011 9:21am |
Giant delivery company invests in more electric vehicles but also says it will also take more measures to make existing fleet more efficient.
2 | June 29, 2011 8:51am |
The Sun-Sinter harnesses desert sand and sun to create objects like bowls and sculptures.
6 | June 29, 2011 2:15am |
The ADMS system for emergency management training allows agencies to forego costly, complex and potentially dangerous real-life training exercises for one that's done on the big screen.
1 | June 29, 2011 2:00am |
What do you get when you cross a solar panel, a window and venetian blinds? Pythagoras Solar's idea for windows that generate power and cut air-conditioning needs.
3 | June 28, 2011 4:10am |
Sourcing strategies for seafood will be under scrutiny when the company reports its sustainable business progress next year.
2 | June 27, 2011 8:46am |
Details still sketchy, but first units will be deployed this summer.
5 | June 22, 2011 5:11am |
Norwegian utility lands major supply of membranes that generate electricity where fresh water meets salt water. NASA, DOE, Hydro-Quebec, post-nuclear Japan show interest in this CO2-free technology.
2 | June 20, 2011 2:35pm |
What we're reading: 3D printing; synthetic biology; odor-eating fabric; Miami urban planning; Stockholm's green seaport.
June 20, 2011 1:21pm |
New study from Brandlogic and CRD Analytics suggests than some companies get more credit than they deserve, including Apple and Google.
7 | June 20, 2011 5:02am |
What we're reading: Toyota Prius v test drive; Tappan Zee crumbles; Amtrak competition; tech for the classroom; entrepreneurial designers.
2 | June 16, 2011 12:54pm |
Quebec is moving to deploy Canada's first public electric vehicle charging network by 2012.
2 | June 16, 2011 7:24am |
The food and beverage company has scored its first LEED designation for one of its European operations.
1 | June 14, 2011 10:59am |
What we're reading: lie-detecting ATMs; New York: design capital?; Bill Gates and the developing world; CEO psychopaths; American job creation.
June 14, 2011 9:36am |
China wants to build a rail network that would connect the country to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
11 | June 14, 2011 8:21am |
In some cases, the landfill disposal of biodegradable materials might be causing more harm than good.
9 | June 14, 2011 4:00am |
Transportation startup Proterra has received $30 million -- $6 million from GM Ventures alone -- for further technology development for its zero-emission buses.
1 | June 13, 2011 11:50am |
The Ford Ecoboost may be the company's smallest engine, but it packs performance muscle to go with top-of-the-line fuel economy and lower emissions.
5 | June 9, 2011 11:02pm |
Go where no human has gone, to a place less well mapped than the moon: the ocean floor.
5 | June 9, 2011 8:55pm |