SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
They're being trained to fool each other, but the goal is to deceive us.
8 | September 14, 2010 1:29am |
Survey finds a majority of executives with manufacturing systems see value in social media -- and for reasons beyond enhancing communication and collaboration.
2 | September 13, 2010 10:31am |
Lithium-ion batteries -- the kind in your mobile phone or laptop computer -- will be key for short-term storage as the smart grid expands, according to a new report.
3 | September 13, 2010 7:02am |
Regulators need to create more incentives to boost smart grid investments since utilities are struggling with return on investment, according to a report from Accenture and the World Economic...
2 | September 13, 2010 4:49am |
Deloitte survey shows lack of confidence in stemming enterprise data theft; but weaknesses can be overcome.
1 | September 11, 2010 2:10pm |
The future is here. At least, the future as seen through the lens of Blade Runner.
14 | September 10, 2010 12:54am |
Energy efficiency programs are common theme for these innovative environmental advocates.
September 9, 2010 3:34pm |
Ancient bacteria might hold the key to better sunscreen.
5 | September 9, 2010 2:54pm |
One informed observer says we need to concentrate on getting people of all ages to work together and learn, not worry about the perceived attitudes of Millennials versus Baby Boomers or anyone else.
September 9, 2010 2:24pm |
eBay is giving away 100,000 FSC-certified boxes in the hopes their online buyers and sellers will share in a green shipping experience. Re-sell, re-use, recycle.
4 | September 9, 2010 4:00am |
When the meters transmit power data back to the utility, they interfere with household electronics, customers claim.
18 | September 8, 2010 11:30pm |
Before you ask--yes, there actually are practical reasons to fly a spacecraft into the sun.
33 | September 8, 2010 5:03pm |
Algae-derived biofuels company Solazyme says it has tapped Virgin Group billionaire Sir Richard Branson as an investor.
1 | September 8, 2010 1:46pm |
Nine in 10 federal employees say that the ability to telecommute would make working for an organization more reliable, according to a recent survey.
1 | September 8, 2010 11:21am |
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes says now is the time to eradicate polio. Plus, a breakdown of the foundation's top 10 investment areas in 2009.
6 | September 8, 2010 8:17am |
Swiss solar manufacturer Oerlikon now claims the lowest production cost for thin film silicon modules and the highest cell efficiency in the lab environment.
September 7, 2010 10:39am |
By some estimates, there are still $6 billion in rebates and other incentives to help fund energy-efficiency initiatives in the private and public sector.
2 | September 7, 2010 5:31am |
UCSF researchers develop a prototype for an artificial kidney that could someday replace dialysis.
5 | September 3, 2010 4:16pm |
In anticipation of federal mandates, GM will reportedly phase out the V-6 engine in its mid-size sedans, instead offering a four-cylinder model. Will consumers bite?
9 | September 3, 2010 11:50am |
The idea of a personal energy system is pure genius. You put a few solar panels on the roof and harness excess electricity for use at night. Your home could be completely detached from the energy...
12 | September 3, 2010 3:00am |