SmartPlanet stories related to the research, theory and execution of solutions to problems, from consumer products to corporate processes to the built environment.
The Office of the Future is loaded with sensors and switches that help the building react to its inhabitants more intelligently. Here's a look at the first, in California.
July 7, 2010 11:01am |
Tata Power Company seeks to go off the grid by bringing wind turbines to the rooftops of rural India. Will the small packages of clean kilowatts add up to big energy?
17 | July 7, 2010 4:00am |
Boeing's already huge 787 Dreamliner aircraft saw its ninth revision this week, about halfway through its testing period.
2 | July 6, 2010 10:41am |
The headquarters of The New York Times is the ugliest building in New York City, according to a new report. Here's the full list.
3 | July 6, 2010 8:22am |
VantagePoint CEO Alan Salzman says the Tesla electric car is a lot like the Apple II computer -- original, expensive and a few years before it will change the world.
5 | July 6, 2010 7:00am |
The astronauts are posting some great pictures from space.
July 5, 2010 9:45am |
Stuffed animals endowed with robotics and sensors, offer technological stand-in for pet therapy.
July 5, 2010 8:11am |
An American and a Portuguese company venture to build the world's first floating wind farm. A recent study says it just may be possible.
7 | July 2, 2010 4:00am |
One of the Concorde's biggest problems was the supersonic boom it created due to its speed. Two new designs hope to defeat--or at least lessen--the noise.
11 | July 1, 2010 5:44pm |
For those who see converting to a green facility as daunting or expensive, Aflac has five words: it's okay to start small.
2 | June 30, 2010 12:50pm |
3-D simulation game helps municipal planners -- and anyone else -- understand the consequences of development strategies on your community.
3 | June 30, 2010 8:49am |
When the Department of Defense asks for a gadget inspired by Batman, you'd better believe the designers are going to come up with something fun.
23 | June 30, 2010 5:30am |
The City of Light aims to make renewable energy fashionable, with the help of its famous river. Paris asks power companies to design turbines to capture the Seine's currents.
7 | June 30, 2010 4:00am |
The world's most cutting-edge aircraft carrier creates less waste, more efficiently launches aircraft and is stronger than ever. Here's why it's so smart.
5 | June 28, 2010 1:21pm |
Current models of computing evolution are "inadequate," DARPA says.
7 | June 28, 2010 1:14pm |
New software seeks to help energy performance contractors come up with green building retrofit plans more quickly.
2 | June 28, 2010 4:09am |
General Motors intends to redefine transportation with the electric vehicle. Here are eight ways smart cities can help, according to Britta Gross, GM's infrastructure chief.
5 | June 25, 2010 6:46am |
Northrop Grumman and British company Hybrid Air Vehicles will soon build blimp-like airships for lengthy reconnaissance missions.
15 | June 25, 2010 4:00am |
Reports of customers paying up to $1,000 just for a place in line. Would your customers be willing to do that for your products?
3 | June 24, 2010 3:29pm |
America's most valuable technology company has operated by its own rules since its rebirth in 1997. Here are 10 of them.
June 24, 2010 11:26am |