SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
New report from McKinsey Global Institute identify the top world-changing technologies that will add the most value to the global economy.
2 | May 24, 2013 9:12am |
Iris scans may soon await you on your next hospital visit.
1 | May 14, 2013 4:40am |
Samsung claims that it has developed new, core technology which allows connections speeds far exceeding those offered to 4G networks.
5 | May 13, 2013 2:58am |
MELBOURNE -- At NEW13, the annual exhibit of works by rising Australian artists, technologies turn light into sculpture and transform computer programming into poetry.
May 1, 2013 2:30am |
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 |
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.
1 | May 20, 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 |
Technology companies offering financial services are going after markets long ignored by traditional bankers.
3 | May 14, 2013 3:01pm |
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 |
Now F1 cars are so advanced, just what is it that connects vehicle, driver and data?
March 16, 2013 2:06pm |
The big glass panels that are built into skyscrapers could soon produce solar power.
2 | May 12, 2013 7:44pm |
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 |
What if a gun would work only when an authorized person touched it?
March 10, 2013 6:02pm |
BERLIN -- With everyone up in arms about horse meat, why is this technology so far from being readily available in the market?
3 | March 7, 2013 3:00am |
If a bike swerves in front of a Volvo, these cars will be ready.
3 | March 7, 2013 4:00am |
Africa is set to get another built-from-scratch, technology-focused city.
2 | March 5, 2013 4:00am |
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.
4 | May 17, 2013 3:00am |
Should companies be allowed to strike back against hackers with their own cyberattacks?
8 | May 22, 2013 5:35am |
Trust levels are already high for driverless cars.
1 | May 16, 2013 8:01am |
PARIS -- Google gets France's newest entrepreneurs to think big as they vie for the chance to get a head start.
3 | May 24, 2013 1:45am |