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A team of scientists has outlined a new LED street lamp design that could help reclaim the luminosity of the heavens.
10 | April 25, 2013 6:55pm |
And you thought your apartment was small.
10 | May 22, 2013 3:10am |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |
The 201-inch HD display is comprised of 725,000 LEDs and can show 4.4 trillion colors. But it won't fit inside your living room.
8 | January 18, 2013 2:57am |
The world's top architects are competing to design Finland's longest bridge. Why is it so special? Three words: no cars allowed.
4 | May 22, 2013 4:44am |
A recent survey found the majority of Americans would go solar -- that is, if cost weren't a factor. Turns out, their perception of upfront costs might not align with reality.
61 | April 26, 2012 9:18am |
Compared with traditional hand-washing, the GiraDora doubles productivity, reduces back pain, and prevents clothes from getting moldy.
4 | May 1, 2013 1:41pm |
SmartPlanet is launching a new, occasional series aimed at dissecting some of the complex topics we cover on a daily basis. First up: wave power.
13 | May 27, 2010 4:00am |
Investors made a big bet on the "factories of the future."
2 | April 24, 2013 10:43am |
A little-known firm may one-up big tire companies like Michelin and Bridgestone by launching an indestructible tire for the consumer market by 2014.
15 | March 8, 2013 4:15am |
Religiously enforce your company values and "focus, focus, focus," the co-chief executive urges.
3 | April 26, 2013 7:22am |
N. Carolina's Semprius and its German backer Siemens develop a prototype that converts more than a third of sunlight into electricity. Smoke and mirrors? Well, mirrors anyway.
41 | February 1, 2012 7:51am |
MELBOURNE -- Wish someone had taught you how to be confident or how to find a job you love? Melburnians are picking up some life lessons and new skills as part of a trend in "altucation."
4 | May 15, 2013 2:30am |
There were lots of announcements, unveilings and the like coming out of the 6th annual Google I/O developer conference, which kicked off Wednesday. Here are some of the biggies.
May 15, 2013 2:41pm |
From clown bikes, to hard core commuters, Google's bike culture is like no other.
1 | April 29, 2013 4:42am |
A Wisconsin engineer has printed what he calls the "Lulz Liberator" on a commercially-available printer.
May 23, 2013 4:44am |
Here's an interesting fact: Smart people have faster impulses in the brain than less intelligent people. That's all according to one Cambridge professor by the name of Ed Bullmore. But as far as...
42 | August 1, 2011 12:12pm |
Don't have a 3D printer? No worries. makexyz finds the nearest (and cheapest) one to print your design.
3 | March 18, 2013 4:00am |
Business execs hoping to connect and network with their counterparts might consider investing in a road bike and pair of cycling shoes.
3 | May 9, 2013 10:18am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Known as the "Paris of South America" for its Belle Epoque architecture, Argentina's capital is also home to prime examples of Brutalist buildings designed by Clorindo Testa.
7 | May 3, 2013 3:00am |