SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
The British government isn't just backing sure things. It is acting as a sort of venture capitalist, on both the research and the application side of the hydrogen puzzle. Would that America could...
7 | November 19, 2009 2:00pm |
This summer, St. Louis opened Citygarden, a 2.9-acre sculpture park located downtown that's spurring residents to embrace the city and reinvigorate its abandoned acres and industries.
November 19, 2009 9:56am |
A technique pioneered by Australian scientists would allow a woman to regrow her own breast after a mastectomy.
4 | November 19, 2009 4:00am |
Scientists told women that they can forego tests that might result in false positives, unnecessary biopsies and the lopping-off of body parts with no good effect. That's good news except on days...
7 | November 18, 2009 1:26pm |
A new partnership between NPR and YouTube yields a creative challenge for fans.
3 | November 18, 2009 4:00am |
A new survey suggests Americans are more pessimistic about the country's role in future innovation than outsiders, but it could be just a matter of time before reality catches up with perception.
4 | November 17, 2009 6:09pm |
What data does is improve care and drive down costs. The medical profession has systems for using such data, procedures going back decades, but this use is often hampered by the small numbers of...
November 17, 2009 11:06am |
FedEx unveiled a gadget called SenseAware that tracks a packages temperature, location, light exposure and other data and integrates it into a Web collaboration portal. The device will first be...
3 | November 17, 2009 6:00am |
Look beyond the economic crisis at the world of opportunities emerging, Buffett and Gates urge
1 | November 16, 2009 3:45pm |
A NASA mission that ended in October with a deliberate crash into the moon's south pole finds H2O.
3 | November 16, 2009 4:00am |
The only way we will ever cut health costs is by making hard choices on what we should be covering. Our present system puts politicians in charge of this. Comparative effectiveness gives data a...
25 | November 13, 2009 2:06pm |
Virtual dissection software teaches students about frog innards, and members of Congress about the value of technology in school.
2 | November 13, 2009 4:30am |
Wondering which alternative fuels are right for your company? A new Accenture report makes some educated guesses.
November 11, 2009 1:47pm |
Tinkering with the weather makes some sense on the whiteboard. Just imagine if you could make it rain or snow whenever you wanted. There would be no drought and life would be swell. But what about...
2 | November 11, 2009 10:59am |
A Lehigh University scientist has built a "smart" robotic wheelchair that can navigate through a crowded city on its own, with help from laser and camera sensors.
1 | November 11, 2009 10:42am |
A new study explores the effects of compulsive eating. Symptoms experienced when breaking a food addiction arenâ€™t all that different than those suffered by a drug addict.
2 | November 11, 2009 3:50am |
Three Feet From Gold is the follow up to Napoleon Hill's 30 million copy bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. With the full cooperation of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Sharon Lechter (Rich Dad Poor...
November 11, 2009 3:00am |
There was significantly more depression, confusion, and even anger among the Atkins-style dieters than in those who just cut fat.
4 | November 10, 2009 11:11am |
You ignore one aspect of science, you can ignore others. In a complex, democratic society this leads to comfortable lies that kill people.
30 | November 9, 2009 11:30am |
Proof that pigs use mirrors and can understand the meaning of a reflected image may lead to better living conditions for farm animals.
26 | November 9, 2009 4:21am |