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The granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau is following in the explorer and filmmaker's footsteps--with a modern focus on sustainability and much lighter camera equipment.
7 | April 22, 2010 2:00am |
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, SmartPlanet brings you a package of stories to reveal how far we've come in four decades -- and where we still need to go.
2 | April 22, 2010 1:19am |
In a new SmartPlanet column, analyst Vinnie Mirchandani discusses General Electric's Net Zero Home campaign and why it takes a new attitude to address the world's "grand challenges."
April 21, 2010 7:54am |
How can the aerospace industry keep talented new recruits in its workforce pool? Offer flexible job assignments and a variety of projects.
5 | April 21, 2010 3:59am |
In the last 50 years, grade inflation at private schools has far outpaced it at public schools, according to a new study.
9 | April 19, 2010 9:37am |
First Wind video features residents of Cochton, N.Y., talking about the impact of wind turbines on their community
1 | April 18, 2010 2:52pm |
Microsoft researcher says the amount of time users are tied up with security protocols may outweigh any time saved by stopping malicious hacks and code.
10 | April 15, 2010 8:33pm |
Want to get people to stop printing? Give them a way to monitor their own habits.
April 12, 2010 11:01am |
A study from Microsoft suggest that the collective time we put into passwords and other aspects of computer security isn't worth it.
6 | April 12, 2010 8:35am |
Melanie Edwards knew there was a problem when market researchers had more information on the video game habits of American teenagers than on the populations of African nations. She launched Mobile...
8 | April 12, 2010 4:01am |
In an odd twist, the U.S. government's effort to prime the economic pump may have actually delayed some smart grid development projects.
5 | April 12, 2010 3:00am |
By moving to "utility" storage, Austin Independent School District almost doubles its capacity
1 | April 8, 2010 4:27am |
Rachael Manzer is going to space. An elementary and middle school science coach in Connecticut, Manzer is part of the Pathfinder 7, the first cohort of the recently reinstated Teachers in Space...
April 7, 2010 4:01am |
College students are putting final touches on the electronic controls and braking systems of 15 go-karts that will race in the first collegiate e-grand prix in the nation, April 18.
April 7, 2010 4:00am |
Apple is missing out by not paying attention to the elderly, but the iPad presents the perfect opportunity to change that.
4 | April 6, 2010 8:17am |
The young, elite medical detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service are dispatched on short notice to investigate outbreaks of disease in the United States.
April 6, 2010 7:54am |
The world's largest museum and research complex undertakes a digitization project for technology that doesn't yet exist. Get ready for dead butterflies on pins flying across your computer screen.
7 | April 6, 2010 4:00am |
The director of DARPA said the U.S. faces a severe lack of science and engineering graduates, putting the nation's security at risk.
9 | April 5, 2010 11:33am |
It's an epidemic of discovery, of finding that people aren't so easily placed into categories, of people with formerly disabling diagnoses advocating for themselves, and parents becoming involved...
33 | April 5, 2010 9:17am |
Media companies are now the key drivers to acceptance of a technology. As the iPod and iPhone proved, a business model that promises TV and music serious, upgradeable revenue is a good thing.
April 5, 2010 7:45am |