SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
Board a train to the airport, and don't get off until you've flown to your destination.
9 | June 13, 2013 4:51am |
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
The finalists for the 2013 Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenge includes a luggage unloading system inspired by air hockey and a way to power laptops in-flight using body heat.
5 | June 12, 2013 9:38pm |
Biomedicine is a significant growth sector in the U.S. economy, providing evidence that advocates are using to encourage government investment.
June 12, 2013 8:02pm |
Stick a fork in U.S. nuclear power. With four plants closing this year and more to come, the dream of electricity "too cheap to meter" is dead.
90 | June 12, 2013 1:41am |
Will a lack of financing stifle Berlin's startup scene?
June 11, 2013 11:19am |
Bob Lutz's advice to current car executives? "Get the design right because people buy with their eyes."
3 | June 11, 2013 3:00am |
New technology aims to allow gesture recognition for appliances no matter where you are.
June 10, 2013 9:46am |
BARCELONA -- A billion people worldwide lack clean water. One start-up looks to use plants to provide an affordable, chemical-free alternative to the current costly market.
6 | June 10, 2013 3:06am |
After having three hit singles, Lowenstein created Stageit, an award-winning online music venue streaming six performances a day. But concerts are just the beginning.
2 | June 10, 2013 3:00am |
This Trojan Horse is as easy as U-S-B.
12 | June 7, 2013 7:34am |
In five years, nearly all U.S. students will be connected to high-speed Internet at school.
19 | June 7, 2013 7:21am |
Is car-enabled disabling of mobile devices the "ultimate solution" to stop texting drivers?
64 | June 7, 2013 5:59am |
Google CEO Larry Page says that Glass privacy concerns will blow over in the same way that smartphone cameras worries did.
3 | June 7, 2013 5:26am |
PARIS -- San Francisco mayor Ed Lee visits the French capital to sign a new pact reinforcing the partnership between the two digital sister cities begun in 2006
June 7, 2013 3:00am |
There's a shortage of women pursuing careers in computer science, but new initiatives are finding innovative ways to address the issue.
15 | June 6, 2013 7:47pm |
Metabolix has a plants-to-plastics vision, and they hope to sell their polymer for less than half of today's prices.
4 | June 6, 2013 12:48pm |
Domino's U.K. franchise used a drone to deliver two pizzas earlier this week. Will this successful test (and PR stunt) evolve into a real business strategy?
4 | June 6, 2013 12:04pm |
Do bosses really understand who's getting things done in the trenches, or do they play favorites? A new web platform shifts that decision to the employees themselves.
4 | June 6, 2013 8:38am |
Once the stuff of cloak-and-dagger ops, competitive intelligence has emerged from the shadows and is now highly visible in many organizations.
1 | June 6, 2013 7:59am |