SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
Having correct procedures on hand, knowing them, and implementing them make the difference between patients surviving surgery and dying after it. If a low-tech checklist in the hands of a nurse...
1 | October 1, 2009 9:44am |
Scientists in the U.S. and Ethiopia have unveiled fossils from a 4.4 million year old human ancestor. Her name: Ardi. The revelation: The early ancestors to humans were more modern than today's...
3 | October 1, 2009 8:20am |
Taking the infamous Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a pressure cooker and requires what never seems be enough preparation. My son Chris just took it and this is his tale. by John Dodge
October 1, 2009 7:18am |
Looking for a new source of income for your business? Why not consider renting your roof to a solar development company?
2 | September 30, 2009 4:00pm |
The only real costs in books today are marketing costs. Real acquisition costs are miniscule, distribution costs are gone, and editing costs went out with quill pens. It's all about the marketing,...
5 | September 30, 2009 2:00pm |
Testosterone is in the news a lot these days as researchers use it to explain human behavior. How can such an important chemical be so good and bad at the same time? by John Dodge
September 30, 2009 11:15am |
President Obama predicts there will be 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. But what will the infrastructure look like to run these vehicles? Coulomb Technologies CEO Richard Lowenthal...
15 | September 30, 2009 10:32am
Harmful air pollutants can travel across oceans and continents and have a negative impact on air quality far from their original sources, according to a new report.
September 30, 2009 7:51am |
Samsung has begun producing a new type of "melting" memory chip that could replace flash memory and boost battery life in mobile phones by more than 20 percent.
7 | September 30, 2009 7:33am |
We've heard an awful lot in recent months about how great the smart grid could be for consumers. Well, there's one really big reason that utility companies apparently are scrambling to develop...
September 29, 2009 7:02pm |
The recent downturn was different than previous recessions, because jobseekers have been able to actively network electronically across professional groups, industries, and regions. But the...
2 | September 29, 2009 9:42am |
Starbucks entered the instant coffee business Tuesday with "Via." But an informal poll finds that consumers are skeptical of the move.
6 | September 29, 2009 9:41am |
Rapid changes in technology over the last 30 years have not served educators well. Billions were wasted on systems that became obsolete. Not enough was spent on training, and support was also...
6 | September 29, 2009 7:48am |
Michael Bender is the CEO and Founder of Ally Business Developers. In his new book â€œA Managerâ€™s Guide to Project Managementâ€� he teaches the best practices for project management success...
September 29, 2009 3:00am |
It might seem counter-intuitive, given the rich Texas heritage in fossil fuels, but business organizations up and down the I-35 corridor connecting Austin and San Antonio are banding together to...
1 | September 28, 2009 6:58pm |
Children whose parents use a firm parenting style that combines support with clear rules are more likely to assume leadership roles as adults, according to a new study.
1 | September 28, 2009 11:44am |
The Galvin Electricity Initiative is advocating the idea of Smart Microgrids which are like centralized grids only much smaller and often owned and operated by communities, neighborhoods,...
1 | September 28, 2009 9:56am |
Several different organizations are racing to a therapeutic solution for tinnitus, or a perpetual ringing of the ears.
4 | September 28, 2009 9:39am |
We all have our own balance today between the client and the cloud, although it may not always lie where we think it does. That's a question it would be smart to ask yourself before the second...
September 28, 2009 8:56am |
A shortage of the particular type of plutonium needed to power deep space probes may stall planned NASA space exploration.
5 | September 28, 2009 7:36am |