SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
Applied DNA Science has partnered with the UK Metropolitan Police to offer DNA-based property marking kits for to residents who reside in areas with high burglary rates.
December 23, 2012 9:22pm |
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 |
Science Exchange, the global online marketplace for science, promises access, efficiency, and good deals for researchers who want to outsource their experiments.
1 | August 22, 2011 5:18pm |
She bakes bioplastics, creates magnetic paint and says we can experiment with these smart materials, too.
1 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
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 |
On a mission to create a 'wired ocean' and an app that monitors the whereabouts of white sharks and other sea predators, California researchers are working to connect humans with ocean...
August 27, 2012 3:00am |
The Take's C.C. Sullivan wonders why designers, architects and artists think that recycling is automatically an aesthetic success. It takes a bit more than just reusing old stuff to create good...
3 | May 22, 2013 3:00am |
The Science Channel is moving to revive the nation's interest in science, with a little help from Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg and a stable of brilliant, approachable minds.
July 20, 2010 8:24am |
Science unlocks the secret to the best sandcastles ever, and then builds a robot that does it better.
August 14, 2012 3:00am |
Science fiction is once again becoming science fact. Like a starship's tractor beam, scientists have used specially patterned lasers to pull objects. A paper details the experiment.
8 | March 2, 2011 6:39pm |
Can an IndiGoGo campaign save a national treasure?
1 | August 17, 2012 7:00am |
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 |
A controversial new would-be science attempts to find and apply the quantified laws of history. Even if it fails, the attempt may be worth considering.
8 | August 7, 2012 3:00am |
30% of science students drop out of their science program after their first year in college. It's the worst possible time to have a dearth of scientists--and Scitable is one solution.
1 | June 7, 2010 6:00am |
The old adage that "practice makes perfect" hasn't held up to scientific scrutiny.
13 | May 20, 2013 8:12pm |
What happens when you mix physics and past Olympic performances? You get an inkling of which races will be nail biters and which ones won't.
1 | August 6, 2012 3:03am |
A new U.S. Science Envoy will bolster science and tech in Muslim communities around the globe.
4 | December 15, 2009 4:00am |
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 |
The Intel Science Talent Search is known as one of the country's most prestigious science research competitions for high school students. Last week, Intel announced the 40 projects competing for...
4 | February 3, 2010 3:00am |
Leila Takayama imagines a world where human-friendly robots interact successfully with people. But it's not always easy teaching a 500-pound machine not to block the office coffee maker.
1 | May 20, 2013 3:00am |