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.
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 |
The automaker repeatedly violated U.S loan terms.
8 | April 21, 2013 4:57pm |
Proposed visa changes focus on areas in Japan hit particularly hard by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
2 | April 19, 2013 5:36am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Ecologists were having a hard enough time preserving Argentina's El Impenetrable forest before the owner of one of the last untouched parts was murdered.
April 19, 2013 3:00am |
Infrared imaging sensors, which can locate hidden enemies day or night, were once too big to be carried. They are now handheld.
2 | April 17, 2013 8:27pm |
The FAA has ordered an inspection of over 1,000 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 jets due to concerns that some may have faulty tails.
1 | April 17, 2013 3:08am |
Creating a renewably powered grid is easy compared to crafting a new regulatory framework that will make utility investors whole during the transition.
20 | April 17, 2013 3:00am |
MELBOURNE -- Part of a global network of coworking spaces, a thriving outpost in Australia is driving innovation through diversity.
April 17, 2013 2:30am |
Before the explosions at the Boston Marathon, onlookers used their smart phones to capture elated and exhausted runners reaching the finish line. Now, investigators want that video footage.
1 | April 16, 2013 9:39am |
Starting up takes blood, sweat, guts and financial help -- but can the city you choose make all the difference?
2 | April 16, 2013 7:21am |
A new financial tool called a "social impact bond" promises to change the future of development. Will malaria-prone Mozambique illustrate the benefits of investing over donations?
4 | April 16, 2013 3:00am |
Italy is looking towards abandoned castles, fortresses and prisons -- in order to turn them into luxury hotels.
3 | April 16, 2013 2:57am |
China's economy isn't growing as expected.
3 | April 15, 2013 12:14pm |
Retailers including Bloomingdales have begun using body scanners - those infernal machines that irradiate you at the airport - to size jeans for the perfect fit.
2 | April 11, 2013 8:31pm |
Which countries are benefiting the most from information technology adoption?
April 11, 2013 1:35pm |