SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
What makes things go viral? Six principles drive us to share, says Jonah Berger, and companies such as Apple have used this knowledge to their advantage.
1 | May 17, 2013 5:00am |
Now you can take massive-online classes and get a real degree.
4 | May 16, 2013 12:34pm |
Advances in therapeutic cloning could mean the development of new treatment for degenerative diseases, but it is not without opposition.
May 16, 2013 10:58am |
Will black carbon cause the death of space tourism before it has taken off?
8 | May 16, 2013 10:49am |
The first lab-grown burger will be eaten soon.
19 | May 16, 2013 5:52am |
Energy analyst Chris Nelder reports from a foreign country deep in the throes of shale gas fever.
34 | May 15, 2013 3:00am |
Find out what big data has to do with tiny atoms
Sponsored | May 13, 2013 6:08am |
When Gianna Chien was given a tablet, discovering a risk that iPad 2 products present for heart patients wasn't the expected outcome.
12 | May 13, 2013 4:52am |
Lyubomirsky spoke with us about happiness, work and why dream jobs don't exist. She also revealed a quick way anyone can feel happier instantly.
17 | May 13, 2013 4:22am |
Is 'big data' the revolutionary font of business insights many claim it to be, or is it over-hyped, oversold, and essentially useless to enterprises?
4 | May 10, 2013 9:22am |
The same machine that analyzes those cloth swatches that TSA agents wipe against your carry-on could now be retrofitted to detect black powder explosives.
May 8, 2013 2:00pm |
What do the stock market and brain trauma treatment have in common? Allow me to explain.
Sponsored | May 6, 2013 5:54am |
She bakes bioplastics, creates magnetic paint and says we can experiment with these smart materials, too.
May 6, 2013 3:00am |
DELHI -- A recent Indian Supreme Court ruling set tough patent standards on drugs, dropping the price of a cancer medicine that costs $2,600 a month to a $175 monthly charge instead.
3 | May 6, 2013 12:00am |
Daredevils piloting a solar plane will embark on the first transcontinental flight of its kind across the U.S. starting tomorrow
1 | May 2, 2013 7:50pm |
The helium is gone! And now the world's largest, most powerful infrared telescope ever flown will be propelled to an orbit around the sun, where it will remain indefinitely.
May 2, 2013 10:15am |
Insects see brilliantly through thousands of tiny lenses in "compound eyes." Researchers have built a camera using the same principle. Killer panoramas. Good for spying and seeing up your nose too.
3 | May 2, 2013 4:00am |
Cameras will watch what you're watching in malls, and nearby screens will promptly flash related ads at you, with tech from the U.K. The eyes are the window to the wallet. Very Minority Report.
9 | May 1, 2013 5:17am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |