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.
If you've ever been irked by a bad parking job or seen a vehicle parked where it shouldn't be - there's now an app for that - and you can receive a bounty to boot.
June 18, 2013 7:12pm |
Europeans, who could once be counted on to imbibe copious amounts of liquor, have slowed down their consumption rate. Lucky for distilleries, folks in the Asia-Pacific region have picked up the pace.
June 18, 2013 2:06pm |
World Aeros wants to make airships that can transport 250-ton loads. They're cheaper and more energy efficient than cargo planes, but potential investors must first get over the "giggle factor."
24 | June 17, 2013 8:38pm |
DELHI -- A new study indicates that it maybe better to offer cash instead of subsidies to millions of poor in India.
6 | June 17, 2013 12:00am |
The U.S. government spying scandal has implicated programs that secure critical infrastructure, protect intellectual property, and make commercial software more reliable.
15 | June 16, 2013 11:48am |
3 | June 14, 2013 11:07am |
U.S. regulators have launched an investigation into a joint venture which may have violated antitrust laws.
June 13, 2013 6:55am |
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
Biomedicine is a significant growth sector in the U.S. economy, providing evidence that advocates are using to encourage government investment.
June 12, 2013 8:02pm |
Taiwan is making it easy for foreign tourists to connect to the Internet.
June 12, 2013 7:37am |
Stick a fork in U.S. nuclear power. With four plants closing this year and more to come, the dream of electricity "too cheap to meter" is dead.
87 | June 12, 2013 1:41am |
A $500 million plan to entice tourists into the country has been revealed by the Myanmar government.
June 11, 2013 3:35am |
Poultry prices in South Africa could soon jump 50 percent, pushing some low-income consumers away from their favorite white meat.
June 11, 2013 3:00am |
In five years, nearly all U.S. students will be connected to high-speed Internet at school.
19 | June 7, 2013 7:21am |
Biosafety regulations barely exist in the United States, but this might not be for long. Will seed politics ignite change?
3 | June 7, 2013 3:15am |
Domino's U.K. franchise used a drone to deliver two pizzas earlier this week. Will this successful test (and PR stunt) evolve into a real business strategy?
4 | June 6, 2013 12:04pm |
HONG KONG -- Car sharing is a hard sell in Asian cities, but some businesses are trying to change consumers' minds.
June 6, 2013 3:00am |
Our medical data is not as private as we think.
4 | June 6, 2013 1:51am |
China's Internet censors blocked searches related to the 1989 massacre on its anniversary. How do you mourn an event you can't talk openly about?
1 | June 5, 2013 2:32pm |
The U.K. government is far from the golden standard in terms of technology.
6 | June 5, 2013 4:26am |