Environmentalism is the study and social movement concerned about environmental conservation and teh reduction of human impact on it. Environmentally-friendly products or practices are also known, loosely, as "green."
Researchers are already working on systems that replicate the human brain -- not just in capacity, but also in cognitive thought processes.
8 | April 12, 2013 1:48pm |
Will coffee brand Lavazza's cookie cup arrive in North America, or will America's obsession with fitness trump concerns about the environment?
2 | September 11, 2012 9:07am |
Built in one week, the organization Safecast pioneered a new kind of citizen science.
3 | April 12, 2013 2:00am |
Woods Hole will incorporate innovations from the Deepsea Challenger into existing vehicles and future exploration platforms. The main goal "is to get the technology out there."
March 26, 2013 1:58pm |
Clue: their similarity is not good for the environment. If you thought bovine flatulence was bad, see what's lurking beneath the frozen continent.
August 30, 2012 6:05am |
A Tokyo company plans to burn nuclear "waste" in a thorium molten salt reactor for a meltdown-proof return to nuclear power in the country that has all but shut it down.
5 | March 26, 2013 3:58am |
Home thermostats have undergone a serious makeover, but they're only as good at curbing energy consumption as humans are -- for now.
9 | April 11, 2013 3:00am |
Architects are struggling with design responses for gun issues, everything from walled cities and fortified materials to better interior visibility and memorials at the sites of tragedies.
58 | April 10, 2013 3:00am |
How did Ikea bring their paper catalogs into the modern, technological consumer environment?
August 15, 2012 12:57pm |
Home to the nation's largest planned net-zero community, the California school is one of 96 U.S. colleges ranked by Sierra magazine for environment-friendly policies and academics.
1 | August 15, 2012 3:00am |
A need breed of coworking spaces offer environments that help enrich workdays -- from classes to workout areas to special events.
August 14, 2012 8:29am |
Industrial companies cry "we want the cheap fracked gas to ourselves" as U.S. fuel producers line up the overseas tankers. Big Industry vs. Big Industry. Who wins?
5 | April 9, 2013 5:52am |
Scientists from the United Kingdom have determined that climate change will lead to more virulent turbulence over the North Atlantic, and thus higher airfares.
13 | April 8, 2013 8:12pm |
Non-profit news organizations develop new ways to tell a story and play watchdog, while tech gurus now share the bylines. Is the future of news already here?
6 | April 8, 2013 3:00am |
This glacial water-bottling plant in Patagonia was designed to withstand the remote and rugged environment, and still do its job.
July 27, 2012 3:00am |
A new military sensor has been hooked up with a drone to detect those in the desert trying to enter the United States illegally.
4 | April 5, 2013 5:01am |
BUENOS AIRES -- The local city government wants to reclaim the city center for pedestrians and bicyclists. But can a formula that's been used in Europe and Asia work in this chaotic South American...
2 | April 5, 2013 3:00am |
We've all heard about Google's famously fantastical offices, with free food and massages and colorful decor. Do such details play a role in innovation -- or are they more about fun?
March 18, 2013 7:16pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the expansion of Wi-Fi in both products and our environment.
July 20, 2012 1:44am |
How many Americans approve of the Keystone XL pipeline project, and does this relate to their political views?
3 | April 4, 2013 6:51am |