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.
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 |
A recent workplace disaster is causing companies to reconsider sourcing materials from Bangladesh. How should they deal with their dissatisfaction?
May 6, 2013 12:28pm |
Financial trading firms, always looking for a microsecond advantage, could soon turn to lasers.
15 | May 6, 2013 7:04am |
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 |
DELHI -- A recent Indian Supreme Court ruling set tough patent standards on drugs, dropping the price of a cancer medicine that costs $2,600 a month to a $175 monthly charge instead.
3 | May 6, 2013 12:00am |
A start-up's smart thermometer works with an accompanying smartphone app to match symptoms with illnesses that are in the community.
May 3, 2013 3:51pm |
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 |
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 |
Wind power advocates are concerned that community-driven renewable energy projects could be squashed.
May 1, 2013 2:32am |
The poobahs of Pyongyang decide that internet access isn't a good idea after all. Still, subscribers are growing.
April 30, 2013 5:05am |
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 |
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 |
In a flagging economy with a high level of unemployment, can social enterprise reinvigorate U.K. businesses?
April 29, 2013 8:10am |
One social analytics company is leveraging the sheer scale of Twitter to find the news before it's picked up.
2 | April 26, 2013 3:10am |
HONG KONG -- Alarming at the time, the deadly virus left the Hong Kong public with cleaner habits and greater preparedness for future outbreaks.
1 | April 25, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's beaches beckon as increasing numbers of U.S. couples plan their weddings south of the border.
1 | April 24, 2013 1:42am |
Terrestrial Energy's safe, liquid reactor could be ready in eight years.
10 | April 23, 2013 4:55am |
Google's Street View service, which sends out camera-equipped cars to map the world, has been fined once again for capturing more than just images.
1 | April 22, 2013 9:33am |
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
DELHI -- The non-profit Smile Train performs surgeries for free India, changing the destinies of children born with clefts.
April 22, 2013 12:00am |