SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
When will smart grid investment turn a profit? According to a new survey, even utility companies don't know.
2 | April 1, 2010 1:06am |
BP solar shutters plant; fixing the cell phone industry; 2010 census holes; inventor hall of fame; the case for creativity.
March 31, 2010 2:25pm |
Nissan's all-electric Leaf hatchback will retail for $33,000 and begin pre-orders next month. Will consumers bite on a plug-in car?
4 | March 31, 2010 1:34pm |
All that they're asking is that start-ups be privately held, in business less than three years, and focused on something linked to IBM's SmarterPlanet initiative
March 31, 2010 5:14am |
Heightened interest in energy efficiency inspires some to consider alternatives to the LEED framework.
1 | March 31, 2010 5:02am |
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission and Sense Networks released an app for the iPhone and Android devices that uses taxi location data to allow New Yorkers to catch cabs.
1 | March 31, 2010 3:52am |
Ceres, an organization dedicated to making sustainability a core part of EVERY business, releases guidelines for making it a more common boardroom topic.
2 | March 30, 2010 12:39pm |
Our autos are now as technically complex as spacecraft. Meet George Jetson?
8 | March 30, 2010 7:36am |
Having the case of bad moral judgments? Well now, there's a remedy for that.
37 | March 30, 2010 7:13am |
Syracuse University researchers discovered what happens to Drospohila sperm in the female reproductive tract. They put the sex show on YouTube for all to see.
March 30, 2010 6:39am |
Wanted to share the results of some of the first student interviews conducted over in Kwala, Tanzania, by students participating in the Smallbean Citizen Archivist Project. For those who haven't...
March 30, 2010 5:22am |
Dying bee population; deadly parasite detection; Germany's smart grid; drone wars; Pritzker Prize.
March 30, 2010 5:00am |
British researchers are working on a $2.1 million project that could remove carbon dioxide from the air to turn it into car fuel.
3 | March 30, 2010 3:00am |
Standford University researchers have created a car that can drive itself, hoping the smart car can take advantage of the friction so it can keep the roads safe.
1 | March 29, 2010 11:40pm |
Smart rehab gloves for $500 promises to bring sophisticated in-home rehab to stroke victims at low cost.
March 29, 2010 10:20am |
Little houses little cars, and living intown are all elements in an affordable lifestyle. But how many people really want to live that way?
5 | March 29, 2010 10:10am |
Climate and the Earth's metabolism; adulthood and Generation Y; whale tail fans; genetic doping; electronic underwear.
March 29, 2010 10:00am |
FedEx said four new all-electric delivery trucks will hit the road in the U.S., starting in Los Angeles in June. However, there are challenges before mainstream adoption of the vehicles.
March 29, 2010 9:11am |
CEOs are ready to investment in technology for innovation. The catch is that IT budgets aren't getting any bigger.
March 29, 2010 6:47am |
A new type of radio frequency identification tag that can be printed directly onto bags ad boxes could spell the end for the lowly barcode.
8 | March 29, 2010 5:49am |