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.
Did we really need a lot of research to confirm the obvious: texting while driving is dangerous. All 50 states should act now to ban the use of cell phones while driving. Take Oprah's pledge.
1 | January 22, 2010 9:22am |
The pictures were taken under partly cloudy conditions, so some views are darkened, and the entire earthquake zone is not yet available under high magnification. But viewing it is still a humbling...
4 | January 21, 2010 6:42am |
America's 75 worst commutes; women grow wealthier; LORAN dies, GPS survives; Canada's World Expo embarrassment; U.S. wind power.
1 | January 20, 2010 2:27pm |
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 |
If you own an older American-made vehicle which constantly need repairs, you're not alone. This is why I and others still look to Japanese auto makers for reliable and low-cost transportation.
50 | January 19, 2010 7:32am |
A new graduate program challenges students to think about urban environmental issues, such as city buses crawling (and polluting) down Manhattan avenues.
4 | January 19, 2010 4:00am |
The earthquake in Haiti has caused unimaginable destruction and suffering, but hopefully specially-designed PDAs will deliver critical realtime information to speed the relief effort. To that end,...
3 | January 15, 2010 12:29pm |
The Google battle with China may be exposing a growing class distinction within that country. Some people have the means and motivation to "scale the great firewall" of China, and China needs them...
5 | January 14, 2010 12:23pm |
Next Tuesday's election to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy has broad implications. Here's why.
14 | January 14, 2010 10:56am |
In an address to business executives in London, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano outlines the real progress being made on smart planet initiatives around the world and challenges companies, communities and...
1 | January 13, 2010 3:10pm |
Big changes in the climate are being recorded in a place where tiny changes can affect animals' survival.
8 | January 13, 2010 4:00am |
Space Adventures President and CEO Eric Anderson says once a lunar mission is announced, it will take place within three to five years.
4 | January 12, 2010 4:00am |
A hard-hat tour of a privately funded brain injury treatment center reveals high-tech, natural light and compassion.
4 | January 11, 2010 4:00am |
Why do economies succeed, why do they fail and how do we profit in the days ahead. Craig Thomas, a veteran private-sector economist and author of The Econosphere joins us to answer these questions...
23 | January 11, 2010 3:00am |
Health reform is about telling people to take responsibility for things they may not care about, things they may well think are none of your business, their most personal habits.
5 | January 7, 2010 8:25am |
This may not sound quick to those of us who work in Internet time, but in terms of auto development this is light speed.
January 7, 2010 7:17am |
A new infographic by National Geographic shows that the U.S. invests twice as much as other developed nations per capita for healthcare, yet has a lower life expectancy.
6 | January 4, 2010 1:29pm |
A proposal to rebuild an economic base by coming full circle back to agriculture.
11 | December 31, 2009 9:32am |
What most reporters, analysts, and pundits fail to understand about health reform is that it is already here. Businesses can't afford your fat, drunk, smoking butt any more.
1 | December 31, 2009 7:44am |
Who are we building smart cities for, anyway? We would do right to remember.
6 | December 28, 2009 2:22pm |