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.
Instead of doing what the carriers want, turning old TV stations and unused government spectrum into a private good sold through a Government Spectrum Ownership Corp., why not release more for use...
March 8, 2010 8:19am |
The daughter of Arthur Frommer talks about why traveling -- especially budget travel -- is smart.
3 | March 8, 2010 4:00am |
A ComEd pilot program plans to equip Chicago residents with photovoltaic panels and metering gadgets. The goal? Training consumers to take power over their energy habits.
5 | March 5, 2010 11:11am |
Nissan, General Motors and Toyota have recalled millions of vehicles for faulty parts. Have we become a recall nation that lives and dies by the supply chain?
4 | March 4, 2010 9:39am |
Thanks to machine-to-machine communications, we now have access to more data than ever. But how you act on it will define your company's future.
March 3, 2010 1:56pm |
How one city is working to protect its environment and sustain the Earth's natural resources.
March 3, 2010 4:00am |
Ferrari and Porsche make their hybrid debuts at an international auto show with the HY-KER and the 918 Spyder. They are fast. They are pretty. But green these plug-in racecars may not be.
2 | March 2, 2010 9:00pm |
NASA satellite bots; NYC Superfund; sustainable greenwashing; HumanCar NEV; rebranding Grand Central Terminal.
March 2, 2010 11:27am |
One woman gives her personal account of the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile, while two scientists explain what happened and what they've learned from it.
1 | March 2, 2010 10:44am |
Special agents investigate thefts, trafficking and forgeries, recovering millions of dollars worth of art.
March 2, 2010 4:00am |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Intelligent Energy. From oil to wind to hydro to thermal power, contributor Melissa Mahony will bring us the latest energy news and help us understand how it...
2 | March 1, 2010 11:25am |
How should a low-lying city like New York deal with the rising sea levels associated with global warming? Five design and architecture firms devise solutions.
28 | March 1, 2010 9:06am |
Brace yourself: As smartphone usage rises, so does the potential for privacy and security compromises.
March 1, 2010 6:04am |
A social demographer and urban historian explains in his new book how unprecedented growth will change our country in the next 40 years.
9 | March 1, 2010 4:00am |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Science Scope. From astronomy to zoology, scientist-turned-journalist Boonsri Dickinson will cover the latest scientific discoveries and help us understand...
February 28, 2010 6:49pm |
Japanese manufacturer Hitachi is preparing to open a new research facility, the G1 Tower, to test elevators that can travel at an astounding 40 miles per hour.
2 | February 26, 2010 2:16pm |
A couple of red-tailed hawks took up residence on the ledge of a Philadelphia museum. Cue the webcam, and a city is glued to the screen.
5 | February 26, 2010 4:00am |
Seeing the light: More than 800 cities from 80 countries expected to participate in Earth Hour 2010.
15 | February 25, 2010 1:51pm |
Industrial design visionary took the stage at the Greener Gadgets conference in New York City to urge designers to make green sexy and use smart design to spur social change.
2 | February 25, 2010 9:04am |
New concept lights from Philips offer a way for cities to save energy on street lights.
3 | February 24, 2010 3:46pm |