SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
Erosion happens. So how do you harness these natural processes to re-nourish beaches and fortify the coastline?
3 | May 20, 2013 2:35pm |
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe securing country's energy and economic future.
7 | May 13, 2013 6:25am |
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 |
In-store shopping is about to get more personal.
May 22, 2013 1:49pm |
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 |
Will young people in developing nations share data about social conditions in exchange for access to free music?
1 | February 25, 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 |
NASA invested in a company that's developing a 3D printer for pizza.
5 | May 21, 2013 1:03pm |
There's more bad news for New York City's sharing economy.
1 | May 21, 2013 8:38am |
Can LED technology replace voice communication underwater?
3 | April 23, 2013 12:36am |
Finance chiefs in the tech industry are receiving hefty rewards for minimizing taxes and improving profits. In some cases, like over at Apple, the CFO makes considerably more than the CEO.
May 9, 2013 8:17am |
An exhibition at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology spans 250 years of garment history to illustrate how designers play with new technologies to create adventurous styles.
February 15, 2013 10:21am |
Venture capitalists continued to put money into software and media ventures, but have backed away from clean technology and life sciences in the first quarter of 2013.
April 22, 2013 7:22am |
Thanks to ambitions of humans going to Mars one day, technology that turns wastewater into drinking water is improving.
February 14, 2013 7:27am |
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.
2 | May 20, 2013 7:24am |
She bakes bioplastics, creates magnetic paint and says we can experiment with these smart materials, too.
May 6, 2013 3:00am |
It seems that U.S. intelligence and defense officials want to bring their mobile technology and security up a gear.
April 19, 2013 6:21am |
How will Africa leapfrog other continents, technologically? IBM Senegal country general manager Mamadou Ndiaye explains how.
Sponsored | February 12, 2013 11:56am |