SmartPlanet stories related to the institutions, policies, procedures and technologies used to facilitate interaction -- governance, information, transparency and accountability, and more -- between elected officials and their constituents.
Energy analyst Chris Nelder reports from a foreign country deep in the throes of shale gas fever.
35 | May 15, 2013 3:00am |
A small California company thinks it knows how to finally harness fusion power, the Holy Grail of energy. Its latest investor is the Russian government.
4 | May 6, 2013 6:24am |
BARCELONA -- And why the Spanish youth aren't either. After all, 60 percent of those 30 and under are unemployed. Maybe it's just not in the Spanish blood.
80 | February 18, 2013 3:04am |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
Terrestrial Energy's safe, liquid reactor could be ready in eight years.
10 | April 23, 2013 4:55am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
An innovative sword-shaped test train reached a world record-breaking speed of 311 mph.
29 | December 28, 2011 12:41pm |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |
10,000 bicycles will hit the streets in the media capital of the world, but the best study of its success will be in social media.
9 | May 8, 2013 10:02am |
Billions of dollars are being invested in brand new African cities. Here's why that might not be such a good thing.
8 | May 2, 2013 9:59am |
MELBOURNE -- Wish someone had taught you how to be confident or how to find a job you love? Melburnians are picking up some life lessons and new skills as part of a trend in "altucation."
4 | May 15, 2013 2:30am |
JOHANNESBURG -- A three-year-old push by to circumcise men throughout South Africa has given rise to a slew of new circumcision devices that some argue cause more problems than they solve.
12 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
Yet another peer-to-peer service comes up against regulatory hurdles in New York State.
12 | May 17, 2013 3:10am |
Every generation has its conspiracy theories. But why do people believe in them? Here are four reasons, along with six explanations for why conspiracies live on.
51 | September 10, 2009 10:22am |
Russian President Vladimir Putin says a mind-control gun may be ready within a decade.
8 | April 9, 2012 6:10am |
Financial trading firms, always looking for a microsecond advantage, could soon turn to lasers.
15 | May 6, 2013 7:04am |
Technology companies offering financial services are going after markets long ignored by traditional bankers.
3 | May 14, 2013 3:01pm |
The South African native is challenging the legacy rules of U.S. power generation and financing, seeking to make clean energy as cost-effective as electricity generated by fossil fuels.
6 | May 7, 2013 3:00am |
Russia's Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter is designed to rival the U.S. military's F-22 Raptor.
44 | August 16, 2011 10:34pm |