SmartPlanet stories related to the research, theory and execution of solutions to problems, from consumer products to corporate processes to the built environment.
The success of HTC, which makes the Google Nexus One phone, is illustrative. HTC acquired a design shop in California that became their software innovation group.
February 8, 2010 6:54am |
Emily Pilloton is touring the country in her Airstream and promoting her mantra of designing for 'Humanity, Habitats, Health and Happiness.'
1 | February 8, 2010 4:00am |
Matt Keller of One Laptop per Child talks about the program's growing reach around the globe.
10 | February 8, 2010 4:00am |
In a neat infographic, Austrian designer Michael Paukner maps out all the satellites and large debris orbiting the Earth -- and which nations are responsible for it.
8 | February 5, 2010 1:49pm |
Data center efficiency has gone from being controversial to being mom-and-apple-pie obvious in just a few years.
5 | February 4, 2010 9:37am |
IBM said Thursday that it will unveil advanced cybersecurity and analytics technology as part of a 10-month project to design and demonstrate secure cloud computing infrastructure for the Air Force.
February 4, 2010 6:03am |
A German audio company has demonstrated what it says is the world's first CD-quality mobile phone calls.
6 | February 3, 2010 11:51am |
The federal government is planning to cultivate a vertical urban garden on the side of an 18-story building in downtown Portland, Ore.
4 | February 3, 2010 9:07am |
Now the Toyota Prius' brakes with 14 complaints reported in Japan and 100 here, says an Associated Press story.
1 | February 3, 2010 6:53am |
Tesla Motors has hired a Toyota manufacturing expert to lead its operations. In addition, Tesla launched its Roadster in the United Kingdom, which is showering the sports car with tax breaks.
2 | February 3, 2010 5:57am |
Engineers have developed a new, invisible, non-toxic spray dubbed "liquid glass" that can protect any surface from water, dirt, bacteria, heat and ultraviolet radiation.
13 | February 2, 2010 1:45pm |
When your business is recycling, it makes sense to be as green as you can about your own internal business processes.
February 2, 2010 1:31pm |
Toyota's recall over sticking gas pedals is starting to impact its sales totals.
February 2, 2010 11:19am |
Here's a look at the major technology and science priorities listed in President Obama's $3.8 trillion proposed fiscal 2011 budget.
February 2, 2010 10:40am |
Forcing patients to shop for care with high-deductible health plans, and franchising efficiency in urgent care through things like Minute Clinic, seem to be his primary answer.
9 | February 2, 2010 8:26am |
Thetruthaboutcars.com's teardown shows the limitations of Toyota's fix to the CTS accelerator and has called upon the company to use the Denso accelerator.
3 | February 2, 2010 7:46am |
An expert in Social Security Numbers and the social impact of IT says it's too easy to figure out a number that should be private.
17 | February 2, 2010 4:00am |
Engineers and designers have yet to take advantage of our built-in sensory system beyond the rudimentary for electronics with virtual interfaces. But what if they did?
February 1, 2010 12:26pm |
Virgin billionaire Richard Branson lifted the curtain on his latest toy, a $660,000 airplane-inspired submarine that some call an "underwater plane."
3 | February 1, 2010 11:27am |
Toyota may have lost sight of its legendary lean manufacturing philosophy as it rapidly expanded and added suppliers.
6 | February 1, 2010 9:13am |