SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
The device that you are using might be communicating something about your identity and wealth.
15 | March 29, 2013 6:46pm |
Diagnosing depression usually depends on answers to standard questionnaires. A new automated system pays attention to body language, facial expressions, and other non-verbal cues.
4 | March 29, 2013 10:35am |
Haven't quite wrapped your head around this thorium thing you've been hearing about? It's simple, as seventh grader Katie Hudek explains. Includes her easy to understand video.
16 | March 29, 2013 6:12am |
Hint: Flying business class won't make you any safer.
10 | March 29, 2013 3:58am |
Getting off Facebook is no small feat for an Internet junkie like Sean Bonner. He gives SmartPlanet his take on the dangers of third party web services.
2 | March 29, 2013 3:00am |
Studies may still be in their infancy, but they have yielded some interesting results.
3 | March 27, 2013 4:51am |
The graphene version of "frozen smoke" can have applications across many industries, such as energy storage insulation, sound-absorption, spill control and water purification.
March 27, 2013 4:20am |
Scientists have discovered a way to create fuel from thin air.
1 | March 27, 2013 4:00am |
Approaching its one-year anniversary, the public/private partnership is nurturing 20-25 projects for advanced Internet applications and reframing the national conversation on broadband.
1 | March 27, 2013 3:00am |
Methanol in botched batches of home-distilled liquor can blind and even kill. And it's a big public health concern in the developing world.
March 26, 2013 7:13pm |
Woods Hole will incorporate innovations from the Deepsea Challenger into existing vehicles and future exploration platforms. The main goal "is to get the technology out there."
March 26, 2013 1:58pm |
There will be 10,000 commercial drones operating in the U.S. within five years. All these remotely piloted systems are going to need feet-on-the-ground fliers.
2 | March 26, 2013 10:23am |
For a 17 year-old, earning potentially millions of dollars can't be a bad way to enter the workforce.
3 | March 26, 2013 6:33am |
Quantum computers could instantly make calculations that today's computers take weeks to calculate. Lockheed Martin is taking steps to upgrade them to commercial scale.
9 | March 25, 2013 6:48pm |
Being a data scientist isn't just about the 'data,' or being a 'scientist.' It's about using your imagination to look at information in a different way.
1 | March 25, 2013 2:21pm |
Unorthodox teaching methods such as allowing students to take on real-world projects like lobbying for legislation have earned Big Picture Learning $25 million in Gates Foundation funding and...
2 | March 25, 2013 3:00am |
Researchers analyzed 75 million tweets and located several tight-knit communities that share a common lingo.
March 22, 2013 12:16pm |
The five winners, which includes the founder of the world wide web, will share a $1.5 million prize pot.
March 21, 2013 9:36am |
An analysis published in a prestigious science journal debunks the argument that firearm restrictions do more harm than good.
33 | March 21, 2013 4:33am |
We're all about to learn what happens when 100 of Silicon Valley's brightest minds share an 11-hour flight and are asked to solve an emerging world problem.
8 | March 20, 2013 8:39pm |