SmartPlanet stories related to the research, theory and execution of solutions to problems, from consumer products to corporate processes to the built environment.
Researchers have figured out how to turn stem cells into functioning intestinal tissue.
1 | December 13, 2010 10:02am |
U.S. News & World Report named the urban planner as one of the top 50 careers of 2011, forecasting "strong growth" for the position in the next decade.
6 | December 13, 2010 6:30am |
The scientific method---the use of experiments to observe and test hypotheses---may be under fire due to the decline effect. This decline effect dictates that experiments used to find the truth...
30 | December 12, 2010 11:31am |
U.S. Naval Academy researchers design humpback whale-inspired undersea turbine blades. Could it help tidal power lift off?
December 10, 2010 8:30am |
A new study shows that low daily doses of the century-old drug cut down the death rates of a variety of cancers by an average of 20%.
4 | December 9, 2010 10:00pm |
Christopher Voigt isn't looking to replace your laptop with a biological computing system. But he is trying to use bacteria to program cells, so they can act like tiny computers.
5 | December 9, 2010 9:13pm |
Analyst Dallas Kachan makes his nine predictions for cleantech in 2011. On tap: more investment, biofuels, energy efficiency, natural gas and Chinese domination.
2 | December 9, 2010 1:08pm |
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that he has signed the Giving Pledge, a promise among the wealthy to give away at least half of their holdings by the age of 65.
8 | December 9, 2010 9:51am |
Should American cities outsource public parks to the private sector? Journalist John Stossel and architect Shirley Kressel debate the merits of the corporate Common.
7 | December 9, 2010 8:56am |
New research suggests a bird-shaped airplane -- with angled wings and a fatter body -- would make the modern plane more fuel efficient.
14 | December 9, 2010 4:00am |
The U.S. Department of Energy will award $21 million in technical assistance for reducing energy used by commercial buildings.
1 | December 8, 2010 8:49am |
How engineers and designers test everything from potato chip and diapers to electric cars and airliners--in a parallel, entirely digital universe.
December 7, 2010 4:30pm |
Researchers have created an artificial kidney that can filter toxins from the blood, regulate blood pressure and produce vitamin D. Here's a look.
5 | December 7, 2010 1:26pm |
Like other European firms, Spain's Abengoa Solar is interested in the burgeoning U.S. cleantech market. Chief executive Santiago Seage explains why.
2 | December 7, 2010 10:09am |
Supercomputers are being used to fight malaria, simulate oil spills, understand climate change and test renewable energy technology. AMD CSR chief Tim Mohin discusses how it fits in with his...
December 7, 2010 6:49am |
SpaceX will attempt to launch its first space capsule into orbit and back on Thursday, a potential milestone for the privatization and commercialization of space flight as NASA nears the end of...
4 | December 6, 2010 12:13pm |
The first woman to be listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's fugitives list was recently captured in the Dominican Republic. Sixteen others, including a CEO, are still on the run.
28 | December 6, 2010 2:00am |
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a "Do Not Track" list for collection of data on consumer browsing habits. Web tracking companies responded with a program of their own.
3 | December 5, 2010 5:40pm |
A chat with Mark Barnell, one of the men behind the DoD's powerful new Condor Cluster, a supercomputer built from 1760 gaming consoles, about the PlayStation 3, distributed computing and the...
2 | December 3, 2010 2:00pm |
MIT researchers use a solar photovoltaic panel to power pumps that move seawater through a permeable membrane that removes salt to produce clean drinking water.
9 | December 2, 2010 7:22pm |