SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
MELBOURNE -- The no-strings-attached microgrant has had a hand in turning dog waste into renewable energy, giving out scholarships to girls in Sierra Leone, and more.
1 | March 20, 2013 1:43am |
Whether it's women or men who are better multitaskers, there are steps we all can take to get more done.
March 19, 2013 4:15am |
'The people who are good at analytics tend to be not very good at visual representation of them.'
1 | March 19, 2013 4:00am |
Bloomberg has already banned smoking in most public places. But is he going too far in wanting to prohibit stores from displaying cigarettes?
1 | March 18, 2013 5:53pm |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
March 15, 2013 5:48am |
With his unique approach to handling electronic waste, the serial entrepreneur is proving that environmentalism and capitalism don't need to be at odds.
1 | March 14, 2013 3:00am |
The nation's most prestigious science competition for high school students awarded $1.25 million in 2013.
3 | March 13, 2013 8:25pm |
One branding agency attempts to find out.
March 13, 2013 8:31am |
Your pattern of Facebook 'likes' is basically as accurate as a personality test, according to a new study.
9 | March 13, 2013 3:05am |
The core source code for Microsoft's Kinect technology is now available, but what does this mean for the medical industry?
March 12, 2013 6:58am |
ALLAHABAD, India -- Eighty million with boundless faith gathered around a mighty river for 55 days.
1 | March 11, 2013 12:00am |
What if a gun would work only when an authorized person touched it?
March 10, 2013 6:02pm |
Think that the mind is responsible for our thoughts? Turns out the body plays a big role too: Just sitting on a wobbly chair makes us judge others' relationships to be unstable.
9 | March 8, 2013 5:00am |
Software that analyzed Internet searches was able to detect side effects caused by prescription drugs.
2 | March 6, 2013 7:35pm |
One theory on why Google is putting so much energy into driverless cars and how it could pay off for the company.
15 | March 5, 2013 10:28am |
Where has all of Earth's carbon gone? A study says 90 percent is missing, and probably resides in the planet's deepest regions. We might be able to tap it. Uh-oh?
11 | March 4, 2013 9:00am |
Self-driving cars? Child's play. Join the slipstream of this energy saving convoy.
9 | March 4, 2013 4:38am |
An unplanned incident sheds light on an instance where the HIV virus is particularly vulnerable.
3 | March 4, 2013 4:14am |
Transatomic's founders look more Twitterati than Nuclearati. But their "molten salt reactor" trumps great ideas from across all energy areas at this week's investor/entrepreneur summit.
7 | March 1, 2013 5:31am |