SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
Ford aims to help its dealers improve their energy efficiency.
1 | February 15, 2010 6:38am |
A plan to reduce rowdiness and increase 'study' time on long bus rides means our kids are spending yet more hours staring at a screen.
7 | February 15, 2010 4:00am |
Web surfing for the disabled can be a daunting experience, but Yahoo's Alan Brightman, an expert in assistive technologies, is trying to make it more accessible. In his technology lab, Brightman...
11 | February 12, 2010 2:13pm
Solar cell technology is becoming much like batteries, with breakthroughs piling on one another so that before one can get into production it's superseded by another.
8 | February 12, 2010 9:07am |
At the annual TED conference, former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold demonstrated how inexpensive lasers could be used to fight malaria by zapping mosquitoes mid-flight.
9 | February 12, 2010 7:58am |
According to a new report, doctors and researchers agree that sitting close to TV and computer screens won't harm your eyes. (Sorry, Mom.)
2 | February 12, 2010 6:29am |
Data center operator Telx keeps better tabs on its energy demand with a service from energy information management company, EnerNOC.
1 | February 12, 2010 4:04am |
New McKinsey & Company report suggests looking to IT for long-lasting success in lean initiatives.
February 11, 2010 1:47pm |
Southern California will soon leverage the smart grid to shift on-peak electrical consumption to off-peak periods by delivering power stored in blocks of ice.
February 11, 2010 1:32pm |
Google admits this is an experiment, like the famous Qube interactive broadband test of the 1970s. What would you do with an Internet firehose?
1 | February 11, 2010 12:11pm |
Researchers from Imperial College London and Volvo are developing a prototype material that's strong and light enough to be used as a car's skin but can store and discharge electrical energy.
4 | February 11, 2010 10:56am |
It is technology, not content, that deliveries online synergies. Combining the two, or pretending that the second drives the first, has always been a dumb move.
2 | February 11, 2010 9:35am |
While the science of the heart, or of cancer, is of the 21st century, psychiatry remains mired in the 19th, not only in the rejection of science by those sworn to treat mental problems, but in the...
2 | February 11, 2010 8:18am |
Promoting the idea that being zero (at least when it comes to carbon footprints) is a pretty cool thing
Most people can't be expected to change their energy consumption if they can't visualize the impact. That's where Zerofootprint Software steps in.
February 11, 2010 7:59am |
Ricardo Dominguez, who for decades has combined art and electronic civil disobedience, wants his Transborder Immigrant Tool to save lives.
4 | February 11, 2010 4:00am |
Nuclear power outfit Areva said on Monday that it has acquired solar power startup Ausra, which specializes in concentrating solar power tech at a large scale.
February 10, 2010 10:45am |
Businesses can get smarter about their data center energy efficiency by opting for facilities that are optimized for cloud computing.
February 10, 2010 7:11am |
Neuroscientists say the brain's amygdala instills our fear of losing money.
1 | February 10, 2010 4:00am |
A former Hollywood executive is now in the business of games that train your brain. He's helping prevent dementia along the way.
6 | February 10, 2010 4:00am |
Paradoxically, we are all now in IT, yet nobody is any longer in IT. This has implications for that fuzzy goal of 'business-IT alignment' that has been sought for decades.
4 | February 10, 2010 4:00am |