SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
Future smartphone batteries could be ten times more powerful than today's technology, allowing for devices that run for days instead of hours.
7 | April 18, 2013 8:50pm |
An idea from Cambridge University for replacing uranium with thorium in conventional nuclear reactors.
4 | April 18, 2013 5:07am |
A prototype of interactive electronic fabrics would generate power from the human body to alter the look of clothes.
April 18, 2013 4:00am |
Infrared imaging sensors, which can locate hidden enemies day or night, were once too big to be carried. They are now handheld.
2 | April 17, 2013 8:27pm |
Creating a renewably powered grid is easy compared to crafting a new regulatory framework that will make utility investors whole during the transition.
20 | April 17, 2013 3:00am |
MELBOURNE -- Part of a global network of coworking spaces, a thriving outpost in Australia is driving innovation through diversity.
April 17, 2013 2:30am |
Thanks to social media, conferences start well before the opening session, and keep going well beyond the closing remarks.
April 16, 2013 7:07pm |
Owning a car is getting pricier, according to a study by AAA. Maybe that's why proximity to mass transit has pushed home prices higher.
8 | April 16, 2013 2:35pm |
The safety of women is a hot topic in India right now, but what can be done in self defense?
April 16, 2013 9:02am |
The tech giant's goal in life extends far beyond a popular search engine or renewable energy; we're talking social computers.
19 | April 16, 2013 4:51am |
"Don't store it. More it." It's worth billions.
6 | April 16, 2013 3:52am |
What can we accomplish by combining the best of human intellect with the expanding processing capacity of machines?
3 | April 16, 2013 3:00am |
An expert on the world of work, Pink spoke with us about his new book, To Sell Is Human, and his years as chief speechwriter for U.S. vice president Al Gore.
7 | April 15, 2013 4:35am |
BARCELONA -- Spanish start-up Quimica Visual guides companies in times of transition -- mergers, takeovers, bankruptcy, rapid growth -- to change the way they communicate and to strategize for the...
2 | April 15, 2013 3:04am |
In the next three years, energy use by the wireless cloud could increase 460 percent.
3 | April 12, 2013 8:42am |
What will result when an American technology giant develops mobile apps with China's leading search engine?
April 12, 2013 7:58am |
Just when you thought you could shake your tweeting habit, the bird starts singing.
April 12, 2013 4:57am |
It took the Curiosity eight months to get to the Red Planet. The Fusion Driven Rocket could slash journey time and open up space travel.
11 | April 12, 2013 3:51am |
Built in one week, the organization Safecast pioneered a new kind of citizen science.
3 | April 12, 2013 2:00am |
Retailers including Bloomingdales have begun using body scanners - those infernal machines that irradiate you at the airport - to size jeans for the perfect fit.
2 | April 11, 2013 8:31pm |