SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
A new mobile technology called HT 4Sight promises to bring live, encrypted aerial video feeds directly to smartphones on the ground.
February 3, 2010 11:03am |
Now the Toyota Prius' brakes with 14 complaints reported in Japan and 100 here, says an Associated Press story.
1 | February 3, 2010 6:53am |
Tesla Motors has hired a Toyota manufacturing expert to lead its operations. In addition, Tesla launched its Roadster in the United Kingdom, which is showering the sports car with tax breaks.
2 | February 3, 2010 5:57am |
A World Health Organization immunization expert talks about the impact of the Gates Foundation contribution.
11 | February 3, 2010 4:00am |
The Intel Science Talent Search is known as one of the country's most prestigious science research competitions for high school students. Last week, Intel announced the 40 projects competing for...
4 | February 3, 2010 3:00am |
Battery technology is undergoing unprecedented change. The change is so rapid that innovations can't get into mass production before another innovation promising even more takes its place in the...
12 | February 2, 2010 12:26pm |
Toyota's recall over sticking gas pedals is starting to impact its sales totals.
February 2, 2010 11:19am |
Italian supercar maker Ferrari will introduce its first hybrid model, the 599, at the Geneva Auto Show in March.
2 | February 2, 2010 11:08am |
Here's a look at the major technology and science priorities listed in President Obama's $3.8 trillion proposed fiscal 2011 budget.
February 2, 2010 10:40am |
How can anyone claim to be a doctor when they ignore the standard diagnostic criteria and basically just do what they want? How are insurers supposed to pay you for your work when you ignore the...
2 | February 2, 2010 9:16am |
Forcing patients to shop for care with high-deductible health plans, and franchising efficiency in urgent care through things like Minute Clinic, seem to be his primary answer.
9 | February 2, 2010 8:26am |
Many workdays may soon consist of a series of dynamic micro-jobs and crowdsourced opportunities, versus the structured eight-hour day defined by labor departments.
1 | February 2, 2010 8:24am |
An expert in Social Security Numbers and the social impact of IT says it's too easy to figure out a number that should be private.
17 | February 2, 2010 4:00am |
Princeton researchers have developed a new kind of silicone implant that can generate energy from the movements of the bodily area in which it is placed.
1 | February 1, 2010 12:06pm |
Virgin billionaire Richard Branson lifted the curtain on his latest toy, a $660,000 airplane-inspired submarine that some call an "underwater plane."
3 | February 1, 2010 11:27am |
Solar and wind and batteries are changing too fast to grab hold of, and the best plan is that of the venture capitalist, backing a host of contenders in hopes the Ace will find its way into your hand.
5 | February 1, 2010 10:47am |
As part of President Obama's proposed $3.8 trillion budget, the National Science Foundation is getting an 8 percent funding increase with efforts to push along sustainability research and science...
February 1, 2010 10:35am |
Toyota engineers have cooked up "a precision-cut steel reinforcement bar" that will fix the sticking gas pedal problem that forced the company to suspend sales of a bevy of popular vehicles.
17 | February 1, 2010 5:18am |
Boeing has created a 787 test flight web site for the 787 and the site's premier video is the plane going through stall tests. Dangerous? Negative: just standard operating procedure.
4 | February 1, 2010 4:15am |
By embracing the cloud, a global company providing power and automation technologies to utilities intends to cut carbon usage more quickly AND cut related costs immediately.
2 | January 29, 2010 9:38am |