SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
A medical device dubbed the Smart Hip is aimed at cutting down on hip surgeries while generating bone tissue via a few capsules sensors and actuators with a dash of Bluetooth.
March 19, 2010 4:56am |
Pound-for-pound, silk is tougher than steel. But scientists are still unraveling the answers behind what makes the luxurious fabric so strong.
7 | March 19, 2010 4:00am |
European researchers have created a three-dimensional invisibility cloak that made gold disappear.
9 | March 18, 2010 1:40pm |
Smart hips; snail-inspired aircraft covering; "no mix" toilets; nasal spray for brain damage; condoms you "turn on."
March 18, 2010 1:30pm |
Web-based application gets top honors for improving grape vineyard yields with a minimum of waste.
2 | March 18, 2010 5:31am |
Call it the final frontier: the semiconductor industry has finally figured out how to embed silicon chips inside living cells.
7 | March 18, 2010 5:23am |
Forget the space race; the new arms race is over high-speed trains. China plans to build a high-speed rail network that connects Beijing to Vietnam, India, Europe and Russia.
10 | March 18, 2010 4:00am |
At age 18, Erika DeBenedictis has created a software navigation system that would let spacecraft find the fastest and most fuel-efficient transit routes through the solar system.
2 | March 18, 2010 4:00am |
Dotcom turns 25. We use the Internet daily, but it wasn't always so. Trends show companies that use the Internet are profitable. Unfortunately, cyber crimes are up.
1 | March 17, 2010 9:13pm |
Could the iPad actually fail? Or will it be greeted as a data liberator, its march through the market a cakewalk? Don't knock that statue of Bill Gates off his pedestal just yet. Here are six...
7 | March 17, 2010 1:01pm |
Americans could save a collective $120 billion if they ditched fluorescent and incandescent lights for those using light-emitting diode, or LED, technology, according to a new report.
12 | March 17, 2010 11:53am |
General Electric said it is "doubling down" its efforts to accomplish its goal of transforming every home into net-zero energy by 2015.
4 | March 17, 2010 6:30am |
Intel's Lorie Wigle says the company known best for its computer microprocessors is actually a top five player in the smart grid.
March 17, 2010 6:00am |
Do erratic laptop touchpads drive you as crazy and they do me? Why can't PC makers design reliable laptop touchpads?
39 | March 17, 2010 5:59am |
General Motors, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California have cooked up next-generation windshield technology that will integrate sensors, cameras and images to enhance...
March 17, 2010 5:46am |
Azure Dynamics made headlines when Ford announced the upcoming release of its Transit Connect vehicle. Headed up by CEO Scott Harrison, Azure produced the pure electric technology behind the new...
2 | March 17, 2010 4:00am |
Solar power in residential areas is growing somewhat, but has hardly become the norm in the U.S. Why has residential solar power in Europe gained momentum relative to the U.S.?
8 | March 17, 2010 2:57am |
A government project hopes to install wind, solar and small hydro projects in some of the country's most toxic places. A windmill in every Superfund site?
3 | March 16, 2010 1:50pm |
Sometimes, being in the dark is a good thing.
March 16, 2010 12:54pm |
One commentator explains why 'decades if business-IT acrimony' came to a head during the recent economic slowdown.
March 16, 2010 9:51am |