SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
On Friday Physical Review Letters will post a report from the Russian atomic collider in Dubna claiming to have found the mysterious "Element 117," which sits on row 7 below such favorites as...
9 | April 8, 2010 7:06am |
Researchers have discovered that Japanese have a special bacteria in their guts to help them digest sushi, but Americans don't.
45 | April 8, 2010 12:39am |
Engineers at Princeton University have developed a new technique for producing plastics that conduct electricity, paving the way for much cheaper solar panels.
1 | April 7, 2010 1:59pm |
Rachael Manzer is going to space. An elementary and middle school science coach in Connecticut, Manzer is part of the Pathfinder 7, the first cohort of the recently reinstated Teachers in Space...
April 7, 2010 4:01am |
A team of American and Syrian archaeologists discovered a prehistoric city in Syria and believe it influenced the foundations of urban life in the Middle East.
9 | April 7, 2010 2:52am |
Engineers have developed a smart pill with a tiny microchip and digestible antenna that automatically sends an alert when medicine is ingested.
April 6, 2010 1:04pm |
Deborah Estrin, a professor of computer science at UCLA, says the capability of GPS mobile phones to record location over time creates a new wealth of analytics. For example, new opportunities...
April 6, 2010 11:57am
Shy or introverted people may actually process the world differently than those who are more extroverted, according to a new study.
19 | April 6, 2010 9:55am |
Scientists have created a powerful acoustic weapon called a "sound bullet" that could help kill cancer cells and down hostile submarines in war.
10 | April 6, 2010 9:33am |
Enter the mephadrone controversy, into the world of legal highs. While mephedrone is a popular street drug in the U.K., the government is moving to ban it. But members of the drug committee are...
6 | April 6, 2010 3:51am |
The director of DARPA said the U.S. faces a severe lack of science and engineering graduates, putting the nation's security at risk.
9 | April 5, 2010 11:33am |
Should the United States ever build offshore wind farms, researchers have proposed a way to get the most consistent bang for the blade.
1 | April 5, 2010 10:30am |
Media companies are now the key drivers to acceptance of a technology. As the iPod and iPhone proved, a business model that promises TV and music serious, upgradeable revenue is a good thing.
April 5, 2010 7:45am |
The coming of the Apple iPad could take the magazine of the future to the next level.
April 2, 2010 10:51am |
This is a drug that was originally thought to be an anti-fungal agent, then used on drug-coated stents. Now it's supposed to cure cancer, prevent Alzheimer's and extend your life by as much as 15...
April 2, 2010 9:43am |
In Earth Inc., Gregory Unruh says companies can become more sustainable by applying biosphere rules to their operations.
April 2, 2010 5:00am |
Oxford University's John Boardman shares his life as an art historian and archeologist. He leads a dual life. One as a discoverer, tracking down gems and bronze. And a more relaxed one, reading...
April 2, 2010 4:27am |
Study examines which industry sectors use the most water -- and the ways they use the resource.
7 | April 2, 2010 3:59am |
Solar Impulse hopes that its airplane can make the first overnight trip â€” running only off of solar power. Plus, its next generation plane will be built with nanotubes to improve speed and...
1 | April 1, 2010 3:00pm |
What if you could modify any interface, mix-and-match capabilities so that the best of the iPad could run on Windows? Prefab is how you can do it.
2 | April 1, 2010 7:58am |