SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
And why it's hurting the recycling industry.
54 | May 10, 2013 6:15am |
Edmonton's water utility company has published an amazing graph showing water consumption (read: toilet flushes) during the Olympic gold medal hockey game versus the United States.
March 11, 2010 6:16am |
Could a real-life Iron Man exist? SmartPlanet interviews real-life superhero expert E. Paul Zehr, professor of kinesiology and neuroscience.
4 | March 2, 2012 1:09pm |
The Navy has moved closer to a combat-ready futuristic weapon after the successful test firing of an "Advanced Containment Launcher."
11 | October 22, 2012 4:40am |
A small California company thinks it knows how to finally harness fusion power, the Holy Grail of energy. Its latest investor is the Russian government.
4 | May 6, 2013 6:24am |
On paper, the A350 looks like a heck of airplane, but is indistinguishable from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner in many respects. Here's a comparison.
15 | March 1, 2010 10:07am |
With the press of a button, the handheld Metal Vapor Torch ignites a fiery blade that can pulverize deadbolts, padlocks, chains and steel.
8 | December 7, 2012 4:40am |
BARCELONA -- And why the Spanish youth aren't either. After all, 60 percent of those 30 and under are unemployed. Maybe it's just not in the Spanish blood.
80 | February 18, 2013 3:04am |
A new Wi-Fi network can download an HD movie in less than a second. Here's what else it can do.
2 | May 20, 2013 7:24am |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
11 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
Revolutionary 3D printing may be just that - but some companies have put the technology to strange uses.
5 | September 3, 2012 12:34pm
Researchers have demonstrated an innovative "self-powered" method of producing hydrogen that may revive interest in fuel cell technology.
26 | September 21, 2011 7:29am |
How do you send a secret message that adults, and anyone taller than 4 feet 5 inches, won't see? Use lenticular printing. With video!
3 | May 6, 2013 10:19pm |
Erosion happens. So how do you harness these natural processes to re-nourish beaches and fortify the coastline?
3 | May 20, 2013 2:35pm |
Sandia Labs has decided not to patent the formula for this nonexplosive fertilizer, making it freely available in hopes of saving lives.
24 | April 25, 2013 6:49pm |
Linda Stone, who spent 16 years as an executive at Apple and Microsoft, talks about the effect technology has on our health and productivity.
15 | April 26, 2013 3:00am |
From the FCC's first-ever gigabit workshop, here are five recommendations from experts about how to build a gigabit network anywhere.
6 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
Insects see brilliantly through thousands of tiny lenses in "compound eyes." Researchers have built a camera using the same principle. Killer panoramas. Good for spying and seeing up your nose too.
3 | May 2, 2013 4:00am |
An innovative sword-shaped test train reached a world record-breaking speed of 311 mph.
29 | December 28, 2011 12:41pm |