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.
British airspace has been shut down as a plume of volcanic ash is drifting from Iceland over Europe. Here's a look at the potential damage from volcanic ash.
1 | April 15, 2010 6:55am |
As the Swiss move to certify and catalog energy efficiency status of the nation's buildings, other countries watch progress
12 | April 15, 2010 5:16am |
If you're one of the thousands of Americans who will attend a sporting event this weekend, this post is for you.
1 | April 15, 2010 4:00am |
Muscle cars, high-performance sports cars, luxury cruisers -- they're all endangered species in the face of new U.S. regulations for fuel efficiency.
1 | April 14, 2010 7:22am |
The editor of a new book on workplace flexibility says 'poverty of imagination' has hindered our ability to think of work in different ways. Looking for creative workplace solutions? Ask the...
April 14, 2010 4:00am |
Latest analysis of government social networking urges 'design thinking' to build collaboration, versus top-down command-and -control thinking.
April 13, 2010 8:07am |
NHIN-Direct will offer a way to use the public Internet to transmit sensitive patient data securely.
2 | April 12, 2010 10:19am |
Intel moves to require regular committee reports to board
1 | April 12, 2010 4:33am |
Melanie Edwards knew there was a problem when market researchers had more information on the video game habits of American teenagers than on the populations of African nations. She launched Mobile...
8 | April 12, 2010 4:01am |
In an odd twist, the U.S. government's effort to prime the economic pump may have actually delayed some smart grid development projects.
5 | April 12, 2010 3:00am |
IBM on Monday will roll out an analytics tool it calls the Tax Collections Optimizer to help governments collect delinquent debtors.
April 12, 2010 2:34am |
Hydropower in the Pacific Northwest will help create BMW's future electric car series.
April 9, 2010 11:10am |
General Electric has announced a new nine-watt LED light bulb that promises a lifespan of 17 years.
30 | April 9, 2010 9:24am |
Every economic quake leads to tectonic information technology shift. Is it cloud this time?
1 | April 7, 2010 9:04pm |
While its financial health is still far from assured, GM has reasons to celebrate based on soaring March and first quarter sales.
April 7, 2010 9:45am |
Every piece of advice in the wellness revolution corresponds to what your mother told you growing up and what, if you're lucky, she's still telling you.
76 | April 6, 2010 9:23am |
The world's largest museum and research complex undertakes a digitization project for technology that doesn't yet exist. Get ready for dead butterflies on pins flying across your computer screen.
7 | April 6, 2010 4:00am |
Enter the mephadrone controversy, into the world of legal highs. While mephedrone is a popular street drug in the U.K., the government is moving to ban it. But members of the drug committee are...
6 | April 6, 2010 3:51am |
The U.S. Transportation Department says it will seek $16.4 million, the maximum penalty, against Toyota for failing to promptly notify the government about defective acceleration pedals in its...
1 | April 5, 2010 1:02pm |
China is on track to to bring online this month its first offshore wind farm, a 102-megawatt array located in the Yangtze River delta near Shanghai.
1 | April 5, 2010 12:55pm |