SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
There is money to be made. But there is a possibility that climate scientists are wrong, and that the skeptics are right. What then?
4 | December 16, 2009 10:14am |
An online video series explains the science behind the athletes of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, including figure skaters, speed skaters, hockey players, skiers and curlers.
1 | December 16, 2009 4:00am |
The rate of nearsightedness is on the rise in the United States, according to a new report.
12 | December 15, 2009 3:09pm |
Wine lowers energy bills; nanoparticles seek and destroy cancer cells; new "Planetary Skin" institute; smart cities should share; sustainable packaging.
December 15, 2009 2:19pm |
Two major geothermal projects in the U.S. and Europe were both permanently abandoned last week after officials said they could cause earthquakes.
7 | December 15, 2009 2:00pm |
An experiment on a global scale can't be undone if the theory it tests proves wrong. But such an experiment is already underway.
2 | December 15, 2009 1:00pm |
Charismatic CEOs may be entertaining, but they could be dangerous to your pocketbook, according to a study.
1 | December 15, 2009 11:01am |
A new U.S. Science Envoy will bolster science and tech in Muslim communities around the globe.
4 | December 15, 2009 4:00am |
If you're experiencing "multimedia leakage" or "continuous partial attention," it may be time to log off the computer.
4 | December 14, 2009 4:00am |
Renewable energy will win out. That's where the next wave of economic growth lies. By creating market incentives for it, we can get our share. Or we can let politics continue destroying our...
6 | December 11, 2009 1:52pm |
Florida will become the launch pad for high-speed rail innovation, just as it was for space travel.
8 | December 11, 2009 7:49am |
Researchers at Philips have developed a new color e-paper technology that could allow you to change the color of an object as you see fit.
December 10, 2009 10:46am |
Stanford scientists have developed featherweight, pliable batteries and supercapacitors in the form of everyday paper.
5 | December 9, 2009 8:04am |
In Copenhagen scientists are trying to grab the political wheel, knowing that life as we know it is at imminent risk. In response their calls have been politicized. They have been politicized,...
11 | December 8, 2009 12:41pm |
The climate change debate overshadows the REAL reason you should embrace sustainability -- it just makes good business sense.
1 | December 8, 2009 9:10am |
Climate Gate has left the average objective person, or the majority of people, in the cold as two opposing sides scream at each other over politics, leaked emails and whether science has been...
67 | December 8, 2009 5:05am |
More important is an EPA finding that carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases are in fact dangerous, which will enable it to issue rules limiting pollution. The finding has been in the...
17 | December 7, 2009 11:54am |
Buying and selling online is suddenly getting a lot more interesting as it blends with social networking.
3 | December 7, 2009 9:53am |
Scientists have determined that birth-order stereotypes are valid, and that eldest children really are less cooperative, trusting, and reciprocating than their siblings.
1 | December 7, 2009 9:23am |
Adidas says its 2010 World Cup soccer ball, Jabulani, is the most accurate it's ever produced. Here's how it's engineered.
1 | December 7, 2009 8:44am |