SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
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 |
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 |
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 |
The White House sees drug abuse as a public health issue, stressing that "we cannot arrest or incarcerate our way out of the drug problem."
14 | April 27, 2013 11:46am |
Artificial limbs, cancer detection, music for the hearing impaired, rockets, water filtration - these are all some of the ideas that were presented today at the White House Science Fair in...
April 22, 2013 8:57pm |
Built in one week, the organization Safecast pioneered a new kind of citizen science.
3 | April 12, 2013 2:00am |
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 |
Science education in the United States is suffering. What would it take to bring it back to life?
August 21, 2012 3:00am |
Venture capitalists continued to put money into software and media ventures, but have backed away from clean technology and life sciences in the first quarter of 2013.
April 22, 2013 7:22am |
The nation's most prestigious science competition for high school students awarded $1.25 million in 2013.
3 | March 13, 2013 8:25pm |
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 |
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 |
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 |
A who's who of tech and innovation have launched the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences--with a purse more than double that of the Nobels--with two aims in mind: cure disease and extend life.
4 | February 22, 2013 8:54am |
The science behind the ubiquitous security camera is advancing steadily - from facial recognition to predictive modeling to simply finding new places to hide the cameras themselves.
1 | February 20, 2013 1:56am |
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 |
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 |
We may like the idea of simply pressing a button and going, but both regulators and the insurance industry are not so sure that Google's self-driving cars have a future.
7 | February 6, 2013 7:20am |
Today, telekinetic aviation. Tomorrow, mind-controlled wheelchairs and prosthetic arms.
3 | June 10, 2013 12:36pm |
An analysis published in a prestigious science journal debunks the argument that firearm restrictions do more harm than good.
33 | March 21, 2013 4:33am |