SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
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 |
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 |
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 |
The nation's most prestigious science competition for high school students awarded $1.25 million in 2013.
3 | March 13, 2013 8:25pm |
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 |
Science education in the United States is suffering. What would it take to bring it back to life?
August 21, 2012 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 |
Now you can take massive-online classes and get a real degree.
4 | May 16, 2013 12:34pm |
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 |
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 |
The first lab-grown burger will be eaten soon.
19 | May 16, 2013 5:52am |
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 |
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 |
Discovery could lead to treatments that stop neurological diseases in their tracks.
9 | May 20, 2013 12:00pm |
New York and Seattle are in a classic East Coast vs West Coast battle to become the next hotbed for educating data scientists.
April 19, 2013 9:16am |
An undersea gold rush could be coming soon with the rising cost of minerals and advancements in technology opening the seafloor to mining.
3 | May 19, 2013 9:20pm |
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 |
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 |