SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
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 |
Insects see brilliantly through thousands of tiny lenses in "compound eyes." Researchers have built a camera using the same principle. Killer panoramas. Good for spying and seeing up your nose too.
3 | May 2, 2013 4:00am |
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 |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
An array of food startups are seeing growing investment from Silicon Valley VC firms.
April 29, 2013 5:45am |
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 |
Religiously enforce your company values and "focus, focus, focus," the co-chief executive urges.
3 | April 26, 2013 7:22am |
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.
35 | April 24, 2013 1:45am |
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 |
Silicon Valley vendor takes the big data skills challenge to the university level.
1 | April 22, 2013 6:47pm |
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 |
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
"Crowdshipping" is a new and less expensive way to ship goods through travelers connecting online. But if something goes wrong, who is held responsible?
25 | April 22, 2013 3:00am |
Can a new project aimed at concentrating sunlight bring solar power back in fashion?
3 | April 22, 2013 2:38am |
Erring on the side of caution seems more important than boosting innovation or research by purchasing firms for many businesses.
April 22, 2013 1:39am |
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 |
How much can we tell about a person from just looking at their bedroom or office? Psychologist Sam Gosling says quite a lot -- except for one personality trait.
2 | April 19, 2013 5:00am |
Would we then be able to feed the whole world? Maybe. Scientists have found a way to turn indigestible cellulose into starch.
33 | April 18, 2013 5:23pm |
A prototype of interactive electronic fabrics would generate power from the human body to alter the look of clothes.
April 18, 2013 4:00am |