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May 28, 2010 6:54am |
We're not ready for that.
30 | May 27, 2010 9:07am |
Acciona's Eric Schneider says the U.S. has wind power potential that's the envy of the world -- and the Midwest holds the key. But a major federal push is required to build out the necessary...
8 | May 27, 2010 8:36am |
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 |
Dyson's bladeless fan, the Air Multiplier, leverages a smart design and the laws of physics to work more efficiently. A new video demonstrates the resulting neat visual effect.
5 | May 26, 2010 11:51am |
Australian researchers have created a seven atom transistor that could set the pace of computing. Enter this quantum leap.
6 | May 25, 2010 8:35am |
Cisco launched its Connected Grid portfolio. Ciscoâ€™s idea is to offer routers and switches that can deliver electric power to businesses and homes will better managing energy usage.
1 | May 25, 2010 7:43am |
A TIME 100 innovator talks about how SMS technology could change the way governments around the world register their citizens.
May 25, 2010 4:00am |
Tesla is marketing the car with meat.
18 | May 25, 2010 12:01am |
Information Architects has assembled a list of the 140 most influential people on Twitter, in infographic form. Here's a look.
May 24, 2010 1:38pm |
Scientists are wondering if the chemicals dispersed to mitigate the spill will hinder oil-eating microorganisms that could clean it up.
1 | May 24, 2010 11:11am |
Data center managers become building planners as they look for ways to fit more processing and storage into smaller spaces.
May 24, 2010 5:00am |
General Electric and the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. plan to develop offshore wind farms in the Ohio waters of Lake Erie.
1 | May 24, 2010 3:35am |
Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation rolled out with the design of YeZ, a leaf car that was inspired by the process of photosynthesis.
1 | May 24, 2010 2:07am |
Aquamarine Power last week unveiled the Oyster 2, a wave energy converter that brings the world's first commercial wave farm a step closer to reality.
May 23, 2010 7:49pm |
London's iconic red double-decker bus is finally ready for the 21st century.
May 23, 2010 6:55pm |
Author and political activist Charles Siegel says you don't need high-density urban planning to make a city livable and sustainable. Here are his three ways to achieve the perfect suburb.
1 | May 21, 2010 11:03am |
In a joint venture, the two companies intend to start mass production of vehicles for availability by 2012.
8 | May 21, 2010 8:01am |
Social networking may generate positive verbiage, but, believe it or not, may actually be laced with sarcasm. Researchers say they have developed a methodology that catches sarcastic statements in...
3 | May 21, 2010 6:00am |
New research from J. Craig Venter's crew replicates and enlivens a bacterial genome. Will an algae genome follow to spark the next generation of biofuels?
3 | May 21, 2010 4:00am |