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.
DuPont's Tom Connelly, chief innovation officer, outlined the company's plans to find a replacement for ethanol, a first-generation biofuel that needs to be replaced with something more efficient.
15 | June 3, 2010 3:27am |
Smartphones are moving to replace pagers in hospitals, with remote monitoring and patient records on tap. Will they succeed? BlackBerry maker RIM weighs in.
June 3, 2010 3:21am |
Songdo, a green sustainable city being built from scratch in South Korea, will be a grand telepresence experiment. How will residents interact when telepresence systems are installed in every home...
5 | June 3, 2010 2:21am |
In 'Inside the Outbreaks,' Mark Pendergrast explores the government's Epidemic Intelligence Service, whose officers try to get to the bottom of mysterious diseases around the globe.
June 3, 2010 2:00am |
Short-term car rental company ZipCar has revealed that it is preparing for an IPO. But the company has never made money. Can going public save it?
2 | June 2, 2010 8:33am |
When doctors say they want to practice in their own way, it seems what they're saying is they want to spend as much of your money as they want.
6 | June 2, 2010 6:05am |
New York City seeks to take the lead on preparing an urban area for climate change, which it says will "disproportionately" feel the impacts.
3 | June 1, 2010 11:00am |
Madrid, Spain-based renewable energy firm Ingeteam has unveiled its plans for a new $15 million wind manufacturing facility in the U.S.
2 | June 1, 2010 7:51am |
You can have your french fry and live longer, too.
13 | May 28, 2010 8:02am |
Acciona's Eric Schneider says the U.S. has wind power potential that's the envy of the world -- and the Midwest holds the key. But a major federal push is required to build out the necessary...
8 | May 27, 2010 8:36am |
McNeil Labs, which the late Robert McNeil's grandfather founded, is on the verge of becoming the next British Petroleum, the next (deserved) victim of the public's fury with big business practices.
4 | May 27, 2010 7:13am |
A Congressional investigation has brought into sharp relief some of the political implications of genetic testing.
3 | May 26, 2010 9:56am |
Which American cities will lead the nation into the next decade? Here's a list of the top 10.
May 26, 2010 9:15am |
Controversy in Picayune community suggests smart cities movement may encounter resistance
14 | May 25, 2010 9:50am |
810 adults diagnosed with hypertension or pre-hypertension cut their daily intake of sodas from about one modern Coke to the old 6 1/2 ounce size and saw a real drop in resting blood pressure.
3 | May 25, 2010 9:00am |
Roughly 4.7 million charging points for electric vehicles will be installed globally from 2010 to 2015, according to a report from Pike Research.
1 | May 25, 2010 5:33am |
A TIME 100 innovator talks about how SMS technology could change the way governments around the world register their citizens.
May 25, 2010 4:00am |
Tesla is marketing the car with meat.
18 | May 25, 2010 12:01am |
General Electric and the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. plan to develop offshore wind farms in the Ohio waters of Lake Erie.
1 | May 24, 2010 3:35am |
Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation rolled out with the design of YeZ, a leaf car that was inspired by the process of photosynthesis.
1 | May 24, 2010 2:07am |