SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
In-store shopping is about to get more personal.
May 22, 2013 1:49pm |
Should companies be allowed to strike back against hackers with their own cyberattacks?
5 | May 22, 2013 5:35am |
NASA invested in a company that's developing a 3D printer for pizza.
5 | May 21, 2013 1:03pm |
In terms of business value, where do household names including Apple, Disney and Amazon fit in?
May 21, 2013 10:07am |
There's more bad news for New York City's sharing economy.
1 | May 21, 2013 8:38am |
Erosion happens. So how do you harness these natural processes to re-nourish beaches and fortify the coastline?
3 | May 20, 2013 2:35pm |
Yahoo announced today it has agreed to buy the popular microblogging site in a $1.1 billion all-cash deal.
7 | May 20, 2013 9:56am |
A new Wi-Fi network can download an HD movie in less than a second. Here's what else it can do.
1 | May 20, 2013 7:24am |
Leila Takayama imagines a world where human-friendly robots interact successfully with people. But it's not always easy teaching a 500-pound machine not to block the office coffee maker.
May 20, 2013 3:00am |
DELHI -- India has nearly a billion mobile phone users, but only a fraction of those have Web access, whether on their phones or on computers. Start-up Innoz is bridging that gap.
May 20, 2013 12:00am |
Viruses were used in the pre-antibiotic 19th-century to treat infections. Now researchers are bringing them back, using them to fight bacterial infections on catheters and stents.
1 | May 19, 2013 9:38pm |
An undersea gold rush could be coming soon with the rising cost of minerals and advancements in technology opening the seafloor to mining.
3 | May 19, 2013 9:20pm |
Three moves this week demonstrate country's determination to sell nuclear abroad as it builds and plans 150 reactors at home - more than a third of the world's present total.
6 | May 17, 2013 4:42am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's capital just held its 39th Book Fair, the largest in the Spanish speaking world. But largely missing was the item revolutionizing publishing everywhere else: the e-book.
3 | May 17, 2013 3:00am |
Economy may not be able to catch up with next impending technology wave, MIT professor warns.
23 | May 16, 2013 12:44pm |
Now you can take massive-online classes and get a real degree.
4 | May 16, 2013 12:34pm |
The solar company's plans to roll out an energy storage product marks a shift within the industry to offer more services.
2 | May 16, 2013 9:36am |
Trust levels are already high for driverless cars.
1 | May 16, 2013 8:01am |
The bloom is sliding off the rose of renewables. Electric and hybrid vehicles losing favor too. What about nuclear?
28 | May 16, 2013 4:51am |
To paraphrase them: "Fire up the fission. These imported fossil fuels are breaking us."
May 15, 2013 5:28am |