SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
The U.S. government spying scandal has implicated programs that secure critical infrastructure, protect intellectual property, and make commercial software more reliable.
15 | June 16, 2013 11:48am |
By offering employees "flu days," businesses can dramatically reduce the spread of flu in the workplace.
3 | June 14, 2013 8:20am |
Can you detect your own heartbeat? If so, you may have the power of interoception and even have a richer emotional life. Here's how to find out.
7 | June 14, 2013 5:00am |
U.S. regulators have launched an investigation into a joint venture which may have violated antitrust laws.
June 13, 2013 6:55am |
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
Biomedicine is a significant growth sector in the U.S. economy, providing evidence that advocates are using to encourage government investment.
June 12, 2013 8:02pm |
China's growing wealth has produced a paradox of sorts: it now outsources carbon pollution within its own borders just as wealthier countries have done with China.
7 | June 11, 2013 10:52pm |
Today, telekinetic aviation. Tomorrow, mind-controlled wheelchairs and prosthetic arms.
3 | June 10, 2013 12:36pm |
BARCELONA -- A billion people worldwide lack clean water. One start-up looks to use plants to provide an affordable, chemical-free alternative to the current costly market.
6 | June 10, 2013 3:06am |
Is car-enabled disabling of mobile devices the "ultimate solution" to stop texting drivers?
64 | June 7, 2013 5:59am |
There's a shortage of women pursuing careers in computer science, but new initiatives are finding innovative ways to address the issue.
15 | June 6, 2013 7:47pm |
A man's perspiration can cause other men to become more cooperative and generous, a study says. Men with higher testosterone levels are most susceptible to suggestion.
7 | June 4, 2013 8:09pm |
The co-founder of the green cleaning products company flaunts traditional consumer products design strategies and encourages every employee to be weird.
1 | June 4, 2013 3:00am |
From the cradle to the grave, a typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. The biggest gas-emitting step might surprise you.
16 | June 2, 2013 9:29pm |
There may be one specific trait that provides the exceptional talent found in all child prodigies. We spoke to the researcher who has discovered this link.
12 | May 31, 2013 5:00am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Scientists in Uruguay have engineered sheep that glow green under UV light. And no, they're not meant for Scottish raves.
May 31, 2013 3:00am |
MELBOURNE -- How do you build a culture of innovation? A progressive Melbourne consultancy is calling for more science (and less conjecture) in the workplace.
5 | May 29, 2013 2:30am |
Creating a 10-day Earth prediction system using NOAA's Science on a Sphere would produce more than 52 exabytes of data, but could help scientists address our greatest environmental challenges.
1 | May 28, 2013 1:39am |
New report from McKinsey Global Institute identify the top world-changing technologies that will add the most value to the global economy.
15 | May 24, 2013 9:12am |
Big week for NASA last week. The Kepler space telescope, the most prolific exoplanet detector ever, is paralyzed. Meanwhile, the Dream Chaser spacecraft is prepping for its first test flights.
May 22, 2013 3:44pm |