SmartPlanet stories related to the research, theory and execution of solutions to problems, from consumer products to corporate processes to the built environment.
New evidence fails to replicate the very study upon which the brain-training game industry depends.
31 | May 28, 2012 4:32pm |
The Navy has moved closer to a combat-ready futuristic weapon after the successful test firing of an "Advanced Containment Launcher."
11 | October 22, 2012 4:40am |
A profile of a couple who built a prefabricated home wonders if prefabricated really is more affordable.
55 | April 19, 2012 7:34pm |
With the press of a button, the handheld Metal Vapor Torch ignites a fiery blade that can pulverize deadbolts, padlocks, chains and steel.
8 | December 7, 2012 4:40am |
A small California company thinks it knows how to finally harness fusion power, the Holy Grail of energy. Its latest investor is the Russian government.
4 | May 6, 2013 6:24am |
On paper, the A350 looks like a heck of airplane, but is indistinguishable from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner in many respects. Here's a comparison.
15 | March 1, 2010 10:07am |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
Now the Igor I. Sikorsky prize is worth $250,000. Check out three designs that are getting close.
2 | May 13, 2013 12:09pm |
Your window might be an unlikely place to plug-in your smartphone, but a team of designers has made that possible with a novel take on the portable charger.
1 | April 29, 2013 7:31pm |
The world's first 3D printed handgun has been successfully fired. The group behind the weapon uploaded the CAD files today to allow anyone to print their own handgun.
16 | May 6, 2013 9:09am |
Lyubomirsky spoke with us about happiness, work and why dream jobs don't exist. She also revealed a quick way anyone can feel happier instantly.
17 | May 13, 2013 4:22am |
Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
11 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
Has the photovoltaic industry's agonizing four-year run of squeezed profits and bankruptcies ended? And will people still buy as the cost climbs?
45 | April 24, 2013 3:41am |
How do you send a secret message that adults, and anyone taller than 4 feet 5 inches, won't see? Use lenticular printing. With video!
3 | May 6, 2013 10:19pm |
A source of delight for some, bewilderment for others: the cupcake boom.
14 | April 22, 2013 11:02am |
A new self-sustaining building is now open in Seattle. See what sets it apart from other green buildings.
7 | April 24, 2013 4:00am |
Terrestrial Energy's safe, liquid reactor could be ready in eight years.
10 | April 23, 2013 4:55am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
An innovative sword-shaped test train reached a world record-breaking speed of 311 mph.
29 | December 28, 2011 12:41pm |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |