SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
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 |
Religiously enforce your company values and "focus, focus, focus," the co-chief executive urges.
3 | April 26, 2013 7:22am |
Scientists try to figure out what works better to dissuade potential terrorists: positive or negative feedback.
12 | July 31, 2012 3:00am |
The "Falcon Project" deploys a scientific approach to finding the mythical Sasquatch, but is such research legitimate science?
16 | November 7, 2012 4:36am |
You might think that you have control over what you buy, but you'd be mostly wrong. Consumers tend to select whatever's right in front of them.
5 | July 31, 2012 6:00am |
As part of President Obama's proposed $3.8 trillion budget, the National Science Foundation is getting an 8 percent funding increase with efforts to push along sustainability research and science...
February 1, 2010 10:35am |
We've all learned how to fake a chuckle, but how often are we using that skill? Scientists show that the fake laugh is far more common that you might think.
July 30, 2012 6:00am |
While the science of the heart, or of cancer, is of the 21st century, psychiatry remains mired in the 19th, not only in the rejection of science by those sworn to treat mental problems, but in the...
2 | February 11, 2010 8:18am |
You may be surprised what University of Oxford researchers found after examining the claims of 54 different sports products.
4 | July 25, 2012 10:48am |
It's a nebulous endeavor with no obvious milestones or endpoint. But if it works, a brain map could lead to cures for conditions ranging from Alzheimer's to PTSD.
5 | April 3, 2013 2:12pm |
The Internet is giving experimenters access to a more diverse array of subjects -- and opening the door to "freelance" psychologists.
July 2, 2012 8:33pm |
There are few black architects in the pipeline, and fewer still with a high national profile. C.C. Sullivan looks at the latest news, which suggests a growing role for African-American designers.
38 | April 24, 2013 1:45am |
Millions of vehicles are being pulled off the roads due to faulty passenger airbags.
1 | April 11, 2013 1:30pm |
Researchers analyzed 75 million tweets and located several tight-knit communities that share a common lingo.
March 22, 2013 12:16pm |
At least one Chinese province wants to make sure to have the best minds in science and engineering.
October 18, 2012 9:35am |
Silicon Valley vendor takes the big data skills challenge to the university level.
1 | April 22, 2013 6:47pm |
A Swedish chemistry professor enlisted his son to help him solve a problem he'd puzzled over for eight years -- after noticing how good the boy was at Sudoku.
7 | June 15, 2012 2:28am |
We're all about to learn what happens when 100 of Silicon Valley's brightest minds share an 11-hour flight and are asked to solve an emerging world problem.
8 | March 20, 2013 8:39pm |
In an attempt to get teenagers hooked on computer science, engineers at Microsoft will teach high school classes this fall.
1 | October 10, 2012 2:51pm |
"Crowdshipping" is a new and less expensive way to ship goods through travelers connecting online. But if something goes wrong, who is held responsible?
26 | April 22, 2013 3:00am |