SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
Stanford University researchers have discovered two types of multiple sclerosis, which may explain why treatment doesn't always work.
2 | April 1, 2010 4:24am |
To be able to apply [a magnetic field] to a specific brain region and change people's moral judgments is really astonishing.
5 | March 31, 2010 8:25am |
After a longstanding drilling ban off the Atlantic Coast, Obama proposes extracting oil and gas from seabeds from Delaware to Florida. A way to wean off foreign oil or a short-sighted...
10 | March 31, 2010 8:24am |
All that they're asking is that start-ups be privately held, in business less than three years, and focused on something linked to IBM's SmarterPlanet initiative
March 31, 2010 5:14am |
Our autos are now as technically complex as spacecraft. Meet George Jetson?
8 | March 30, 2010 7:36am |
Watch the live webcast Tuesday as physicists describe their reaction to the first successful collisions in the Large Hadron Collider. Meanwhile, Hubble finds "strongest evidence yet" of dark matter.
March 30, 2010 7:08am |
Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to take a "chemical fingerprint" of chemical warfare agents such as mustard gas, rat poison and VX.
2 | March 30, 2010 6:00am |
The Large Hadron Collider overcame some early electrical hurdles and operated at its highest energy level yet as it collected data from smashing protons together.
1 | March 30, 2010 5:19am |
A study shows baseball players with the biggest photographed smiles lived longer.
4 | March 30, 2010 4:00am |
British researchers are working on a $2.1 million project that could remove carbon dioxide from the air to turn it into car fuel.
3 | March 30, 2010 3:00am |
Standford University researchers have created a car that can drive itself, hoping the smart car can take advantage of the friction so it can keep the roads safe.
1 | March 29, 2010 11:40pm |
Transforming the world's agricultural research agenda in the face of climate change requires changes "as radical as those that occurred during industrial and agricultural revolutions of the 19th...
March 29, 2010 4:00am |
All successful people have one thing in common -- they spent more than 10,000 hours learning and developing their skills.
15 | March 28, 2010 1:23pm |
Northwestern University researchers created an intelligent machine that can tell you if you should go see a movie. Besides generating movie reviews, the computers can write sports stories from...
March 26, 2010 9:44am |
Does stowing memories away actually make us feel better? A new study suggests it does.
March 26, 2010 4:00am |
The lab of Pritoraj "Raj" Mohanty at Boston University has used the principle structure of the Babbage Difference Engine -- a mechanical logic gate -- and built a nanoscale version of it that uses...
March 25, 2010 8:50am |
The earthquakes that rocked Haiti and Chile this year were caused by the Earth's shifting tectonic plates, which float on the planet's molten core in constant sliding motion. Now, researchers have...
2 | March 25, 2010 3:59am |
While tuition costs for traditional higher education soar, market forces and technology converge to offer a new way of learning.
1 | March 24, 2010 9:28pm |
Maryn McKenna's book, Superbug: The Fatal menace of MRSA, reminds us that MRSA isn't going away.
March 24, 2010 11:02am |
Imahara is in the business of busting -- or proving plausible -- myths. In an interview, he explained how he got into this field, talked about the myth he really wants to test and shared details...
8 | March 24, 2010 4:01am |