SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
The web inventor will help bring in more jobs and create more opportunities in the digital age.
March 23, 2010 1:56pm |
High fructose corn syrup, which some studies have linked to obesity, may also be harmful to the liver, according to a new study.
5 | March 23, 2010 5:00am |
Universities are failing to produce the next-generation workers needed to crunch and understand data, according to a survey.
3 | March 23, 2010 4:30am |
Tom and Ray Magliozzi cultivated a huge audience by making vehicle problems hilarious and fascinating. Now, through a partnership with the University of Utah, the brothers are using their...
2 | March 23, 2010 3:59am |
Wondering which Web sites the world's smartest group of people likes the best? Mensa has named its top 50 sites for 2010.
1 | March 22, 2010 10:20am |
The Environmental Protection Agency has launched another study into whether hydraulic fracturing threatens the safety of our environment and water supplies.
1 | March 19, 2010 8:44am |
A medical device dubbed the Smart Hip is aimed at cutting down on hip surgeries while generating bone tissue via a few capsules sensors and actuators with a dash of Bluetooth.
March 19, 2010 4:56am |
Spain's new 325-mile high-speed rail line from Barcelona to Madrid transforms a six-hour car ride to a 2 hour, 38 minute commute. What's their secret?
3 | March 19, 2010 4:21am |
Pound-for-pound, silk is tougher than steel. But scientists are still unraveling the answers behind what makes the luxurious fabric so strong.
7 | March 19, 2010 4:00am |
European researchers have created a three-dimensional invisibility cloak that made gold disappear.
9 | March 18, 2010 1:40pm |
Web-based application gets top honors for improving grape vineyard yields with a minimum of waste.
2 | March 18, 2010 5:31am |
At age 18, Erika DeBenedictis has created a software navigation system that would let spacecraft find the fastest and most fuel-efficient transit routes through the solar system.
2 | March 18, 2010 4:00am |
A New York school turned a push to cut energy consumption into a hands-on learning project.
2 | March 16, 2010 4:43pm |
Colorado researchers can use bacterial communities to identify the owner of the computer. As it turns out, the bacteria harvested under people's fingertips leave a unique mark and might one day be...
March 16, 2010 7:53am |
In light of President Obama's recent elimination of NASA's planned moon missions, the agency's manned space program needs a goal, destination and timetable, experts say.
March 16, 2010 7:38am |
With the interest in neuromarketing growing in the media and the scientific community, two researchers sought to uncover whether the trend was worth the hype.
11 | March 16, 2010 4:00am |
If the police thought more like scientists, would they catch more criminals? A University College London professor explains predictive crime theory.
March 15, 2010 9:54am |
After 13 years and 800 hours, New Zealander Rudy Heeman has finally built a winged hovercraft.
14 | March 15, 2010 9:46am |
Space Exploration Technologies, one of the leading players in that privatization of space travel, inked an agreement to carry a Space Systems/Loral satellite aboard its Falcon 9 rocket as early as...
March 15, 2010 5:25am |
The Pentagon's cutting-edge research outfit, DARPA, is soliciting research that demonstrates quantum effects in biological processes -- as well as prototype biomimetic sensors that harness them.
1 | March 12, 2010 11:43am |