SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
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...
May 22, 2013 3:00am |
The old adage that "practice makes perfect" hasn't held up to scientific scrutiny.
6 | May 20, 2013 8:12pm |
Discovery could lead to treatments that stop neurological diseases in their tracks.
8 | May 20, 2013 12:00pm |
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.
May 20, 2013 3:00am |
Viruses were used in the pre-antibiotic 19th-century to treat infections. Now researchers are bringing them back, using them to fight bacterial infections on catheters and stents.
1 | May 19, 2013 9:38pm |
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 |
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?
9 | 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.
35 | 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.
18 | 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 |