SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
"Don't store it. More it." It's worth billions.
6 | April 16, 2013 3:52am |
What can we accomplish by combining the best of human intellect with the expanding processing capacity of machines?
3 | April 16, 2013 3:00am |
An expert on the world of work, Pink spoke with us about his new book, To Sell Is Human, and his years as chief speechwriter for U.S. vice president Al Gore.
7 | April 15, 2013 4:35am |
BARCELONA -- Spanish start-up Quimica Visual guides companies in times of transition -- mergers, takeovers, bankruptcy, rapid growth -- to change the way they communicate and to strategize for the...
2 | April 15, 2013 3:04am |
In the next three years, energy use by the wireless cloud could increase 460 percent.
3 | April 12, 2013 8:42am |
What will result when an American technology giant develops mobile apps with China's leading search engine?
April 12, 2013 7:58am |
Just when you thought you could shake your tweeting habit, the bird starts singing.
April 12, 2013 4:57am |
It took the Curiosity eight months to get to the Red Planet. The Fusion Driven Rocket could slash journey time and open up space travel.
11 | April 12, 2013 3:51am |
Built in one week, the organization Safecast pioneered a new kind of citizen science.
3 | April 12, 2013 2:00am |
Retailers including Bloomingdales have begun using body scanners - those infernal machines that irradiate you at the airport - to size jeans for the perfect fit.
2 | April 11, 2013 8:31pm |
Which countries are benefiting the most from information technology adoption?
April 11, 2013 1:35pm |
Could you sum up your experience and value as a potential employee in 140 characters or less?
1 | April 11, 2013 1:02pm |
The Internet is full of medical advice. Here's a better way to get it.
April 11, 2013 12:30pm |
A material once used to create primitive transistors 60 years ago could pave the way for faster electronics in the future.
6 | April 11, 2013 5:56am |
Home thermostats have undergone a serious makeover, but they're only as good at curbing energy consumption as humans are -- for now.
9 | April 11, 2013 3:00am |
Could data help disrupt the modern slave trade? The new Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network hopes so.
1 | April 10, 2013 10:15pm |
The economic value in free digital goods -- regarded as a big 'zero' in traditional GDP measurements -- may be up to $300 billion a year to the U.S. economy alone.
7 | April 10, 2013 8:57am |
Perhaps we should all take the hint and stop buying budget meat.
3 | April 10, 2013 7:00am |
There's not much of the stuff in the desert. Entrepreneurs Sanuj and Rishi Kholi offer a service to "dry clean" everything from cars to skyscrapers to urinals.
April 10, 2013 3:57am |
EcoMotors, the five-year-old startup backed by Bill Gates, has partnered with Zhongding Holding Co. to build a $200 million engine factory in China.
April 9, 2013 10:51am |