SmartPlanet stories about the organizations, technologies, policy and infrastructure that facilitate the movement and management of money.
The U.S. Department of Energy is accelerating the deployment of offshore windmill farms to generate clean energy off of the Atlantic coast.
4 | February 7, 2011 6:07pm |
The problem with megacities? It's difficult for governments to manage them. McKinsey Global Institute researchers explain the problems cities will face -- and offer solutions for the future.
February 7, 2011 7:20am |
Six projects of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy are showing promise on the investment front, but will the agency continue nurturing tech innovations into the future? Should it?
3 | February 4, 2011 4:00am |
The FDA has cleared the way for the sale of the first personalized implant for total knee placement. The device uses 3D computer modeling to achieve a better fit.
4 | February 3, 2011 8:53am |
By delegating certain IT support functions to the cloud, New York will reduce its technology operations costs along with cutting its carbon footprint.
January 31, 2011 1:40pm |
Malaysian officials just announced the completion of a field experiment with sterile male mosquitoes, paving the way for the use of the GM insects to combat dengue fever.
January 28, 2011 2:19pm |
The city's new Urban Technology Innovation Center will focus on how to retrofit existing real estate with energy-efficiency, water management technologies.
January 21, 2011 9:15am |
Solar firms across the country are finding themselves increasingly tangled up in bureaucratic red tape, according to a new report.
5 | January 20, 2011 7:10am |
The aerospace, agriculture and petrochemical industries showed a meteoric rise in innovation in 2010, but the computer and automotive industries stay in the lead, according to a new report.
January 12, 2011 12:16pm |
The American Public Transportation Association says making the switch from cars to trains or buses becomes more lucrative as gas prices climb.
15 | January 12, 2011 10:02am |
Concerns about the rise of so-called algorithmic trading are usually centered on its reckless speed and potential unpredictability. But the biggest problem with robo-trading may actually stem from...
5 | January 11, 2011 3:00pm |
Adidas, Best Buy, Kraft Foods, MIT Media Lab and Procter & Gamble are on board with Intel's new "Connected Store" concept, which can measure and analyze customers anonymously.
1 | January 10, 2011 9:52am |
Nvidia plans to build high-performance ARM-based CPU cores, designed to support products as diverse as computers, servers, workstations and supercomputers.
1 | January 5, 2011 1:26pm |
Palm-reading kiosks lead to faster and smarter check-ins at the doctor's office -- not to mention better treatment. SmartPlanet talks to the man behind the innovation.
9 | January 5, 2011 2:00am |
Many high-occupancy vehicle lanes along major highways are underutilized, and cities and states are eying toll options for solitary drivers as a way to raise new revenues.
5 | December 17, 2010 8:27am |
After two years of repositioning one of the largest corporations in the world, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt said that the company is "back on offense."
December 16, 2010 8:24am |
NASA's Lockheed Martin-built Mars Odyssey orbiter has worked longer on the red planet than any other spacecraft in history: 3,340 days.
December 16, 2010 7:04am |
With the first Baby Boomer set to turn 65 next year, the transportation industry should be preparing for a senior boom. ITNAmerica devised a solution that combines volunteer efforts with a...
4 | December 16, 2010 4:00am |
With the goal of promoting businesses that are both environmentally and socially sustainable, the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit B Lab has designed a certification model that exceeds what LEED does...
December 14, 2010 4:00am |
GE has reached its target to build a $6 billion portfolio of renewable energy investments. Green companies now comprise almost 30 percent of the overall portfolio.
3 | December 9, 2010 7:41am |