SmartPlanet stories related to the diagnosis, treatment and medical prevention of disease, injury or impairment, as well as the institutions, systems and policy that enable and deliver it.
At the Oklahoma County Detention Center, a poorly designed jail makes moving, guarding and caring for inmates very difficult. But it also endangers jail employees.
5 | October 25, 2011 4:43am |
On October 31, the world's population will reach seven billion. Here are seven things you didn't know about the milestone, using data from the United Nations Population Fund.
16 | October 24, 2011 8:02am |
With $1 in every $8 focused on 'socially responsible' investing, more start-ups should include sustainability values in their operational structure.
October 24, 2011 5:40am |
MADRID -- The world's first iPad rental service, PadInTheCity, expands worldwide and to tourism and service industries. Also designs first portable iPad lock.
3 | October 24, 2011 1:09am |
Here are the most promising vaccines and drugs that have raised the bar for treatment of this deadly cancer with an exceedingly low survival rate. Most are in late-stage development.
October 20, 2011 6:54pm |
Two NFL teams have issued iPads to their players
2 | October 20, 2011 8:33am |
GE will invest $600 million into building up its solar business, which includes a new factory to produce cadmium telluride panels, the same material used by cost leader First Solar.
4 | October 14, 2011 11:16am |
"Innovation in energy is going to be a second industrial revolution," said U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu on Friday.
2 | October 14, 2011 8:44am |
A new report published by research and advisory firm Gartner predicts how gadget design--and usage--will evolve in the next 5-10 years, thanks to the influence of the iPad and other multi-touch...
1 | October 12, 2011 8:51am |
Verizon's monitoring service will ride shotgun with a connected energy reader that highlights energy usage via a portal.
2 | October 11, 2011 1:31pm |
An ambitious program known as Design for America has spread from Northwestern University to seven more well-known campuses this fall--from Columbia to UCLA--where MBAs and MFAs will explore...
3 | October 9, 2011 8:12pm |
Grow crops by day. Kill critters by night. The sun is powering up AgriSolar's pest control systems in China. Now the company looks westward to cut costs and chemicals on the farm.
3 | October 5, 2011 4:13am |
The N. Atlantic island has been trying to lure industry with 100 percent renewable, stably priced electricity. A Jersey City IT firm serving NY, London financial districts is moving in. Is IBM next?
October 5, 2011 12:00am |
The two finalists in the Sanofi-Aventis Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge offer examples of how creative thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit can fuel new products and services to help...
September 30, 2011 11:41am |
Brain Plasticity Inc. wants to market a computer game as therapeutic. Playing the game could help schizophrenics improve attention and memory.
September 26, 2011 7:58pm |
IBM is seeking to create awareness about some of the world's biggest problems (energy, food, pollution, traffic, water) with an exhibition at New York's Lincoln Center.
1 | September 22, 2011 7:36pm |
With a rapidly urbanizing global population, megacities are an undeniable part of our future. How will we manage them? Industry thought leaders react at the Clinton Global Initiative.
September 20, 2011 7:59pm |
Children who are eligible for free lunches under the National School Lunch Program are going to get a whole lot more bundled with that service for improving their education. Thanks to a new...
1 | September 20, 2011 12:00pm |
General Electric has kicked off a new $100 million challenge to improve breast cancer diagnostics and build a "super database" to consolidate data.
3 | September 16, 2011 1:06pm |
While older adults aren't the target audience for new video game technology, Missouri researchers are using the devices to help keep seniors healthy.
1 | September 15, 2011 4:00am |