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 economic giant is about to unleash a vast, next-generation network that blows away the western world's current technology.
9 | March 29, 2013 3:59am |
PARIS -- Part 2 in a two-part series: Fusion could be the future of cleaner energy, but many in France and beyond oppose the cost and uncertainy of the ITER project.
10 | March 29, 2013 3:00am |
Getting off Facebook is no small feat for an Internet junkie like Sean Bonner. He gives SmartPlanet his take on the dangers of third party web services.
2 | March 29, 2013 3:00am |
It would certainly help ease our concerns, and as it turns out, physicians find it often saves them time and money.
1 | March 28, 2013 1:31pm |
HONG KONG -- They're illegal, valuable and hard to get rid of. A city tries to decide what to do with the elephant tusks in customs.
17 | March 28, 2013 1:44am |
Researchers tracked the fate of 2.38 million posts on China's most popular microblogging site, Sina Weibo.
4 | March 27, 2013 8:44pm |
Approaching its one-year anniversary, the public/private partnership is nurturing 20-25 projects for advanced Internet applications and reframing the national conversation on broadband.
1 | March 27, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- Amidst dwindling production, Mexico debates opening its state oil monopoly to foreign investment. But not everyone supports such a move.
2 | March 27, 2013 3:00am |
Woods Hole will incorporate innovations from the Deepsea Challenger into existing vehicles and future exploration platforms. The main goal "is to get the technology out there."
March 26, 2013 1:58pm |
There will be 10,000 commercial drones operating in the U.S. within five years. All these remotely piloted systems are going to need feet-on-the-ground fliers.
2 | March 26, 2013 10:23am |
If John Mica gets his way, yes.
1 | March 26, 2013 8:26am |
For a 17 year-old, earning potentially millions of dollars can't be a bad way to enter the workforce.
3 | March 26, 2013 6:33am |
A Tokyo company plans to burn nuclear "waste" in a thorium molten salt reactor for a meltdown-proof return to nuclear power in the country that has all but shut it down.
5 | March 26, 2013 3:58am |
Crowdfunding is providing innovative new urban design projects with the capital they need to get started. But can citizens really dictate future city landscapes?
3 | March 26, 2013 3:00am |
Just when it looked like the biofuels industry was starting to make some progress, one of its own has withdrawn its IPO due to difficult market conditions.
8 | March 25, 2013 3:24pm |
DELHI -- In a city choking in plastic, shopkeepers and shoppers are flouting a new ban on plastic bags and transparent wrappers.
12 | March 25, 2013 12:00am |
As we mark World Water Day, it's time to get smarter about water usage.
Sponsored | March 22, 2013 8:05am |
In a strong letter to the SEC chairman, the American Institute of Architects berates the regulator for missing a deadline and says now's the time. Economic recovery depends on it.
13 | March 22, 2013 5:55am |
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday concerning the patent disputes and "pay for delay" tactics.
1 | March 22, 2013 5:08am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentines have embraced broadband Internet usage, but infrastructure investment hasn't kept up. Will the local web creak to a halt?
7 | March 22, 2013 3:00am |