SmartPlanet stories related to the movement of people and goods from one location to another - by air, rail, road, sea or space.
The prolific energy storage expert, who holds more than 140 U.S. patents, is known for developing the battery that made implantable cardiac defibrillators possible. Now, sheâ€™s tackling transport...
7 | June 22, 2010 4:00am |
Building a high-speed rail network requires more than money -- there needs to be an industry ready to manufacture the necessary infrastructure, and political will on the part of participating...
8 | June 21, 2010 8:43pm |
DePaul University in Chicago, working with IBM, announced it is now offering the nation's first masters degree in predictive analytics.
2 | June 17, 2010 8:49pm |
The Climate Group assumes management for Cisco's Connected Urban Development initiative, even as EPA announces assistance for state capital cities interested in accelerating sustainable design.
June 17, 2010 9:55am |
Scientists find the gene in a fern responsible for the plant's incredible arsenic tolerance. Could this spawn improved methods to clearing the toxin from soils?
1 | June 16, 2010 4:00am |
Milwaukee wants to be the "Clean Machine Shop to the World." And it's doing so with its old fortÃ©: manufacturing.
June 16, 2010 3:44am |
Architects increasingly turn to design tools to test theories in cyberspace prior to construction
June 15, 2010 6:35am |
The Japanese Hayabusa probe burned up in Earth's atmosphere on Sunday, but not before releasing the capsule that was the reason for its seven-year journey.
2 | June 14, 2010 2:27pm |
According to a new report, high-speed rail will improve job creation, market access, connectivity, travel time savings and business sales. Here's how.
20 | June 14, 2010 8:08am |
The carbon footprint of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa will be eight times as large as that of Germany 2006, according to a new study.
1 | June 11, 2010 5:44pm |
Should we continue the push toward mixed-use development, encourage dense developments or build up near existing city centers?
9 | June 10, 2010 3:30am |
Electric vehicle manufacturer Proterra has won $20 million in funding from cleantech investment firm MK Energy and Infrastructure.
June 9, 2010 7:15am |
American Public Transportation Association report says cities such as Portland, Oregon, Phoenix and Seattle saw double-digit growth in ridership on their light-rail systems during the first...
1 | June 7, 2010 8:06pm |
Chrysler is voluntarily recalling more than 683,000 vehicles worldwide because of faulty brake lines and sliding power doors. Last week, it recalled 25,000 vehicles for "sticky" gas pedals.
1 | June 7, 2010 2:28pm |
Planning and designing is already underway at Babcock Ranch, Florida, the first fully sustainable city in the United States.
1 | June 7, 2010 9:26am |
The rocket achieved earth orbit in 8 minutes and 53 seconds.
1 | June 4, 2010 12:44pm |
First-in-the-nation legislation helps expand carsharing by ensuring that individuals who allow their cars to be used in vehicle-sharing pools do not risk losing their own automobile insurance...
June 3, 2010 6:29pm |
Short-term car rental company ZipCar has revealed that it is preparing for an IPO. But the company has never made money. Can going public save it?
2 | June 2, 2010 8:33am |
New York City seeks to take the lead on preparing an urban area for climate change, which it says will "disproportionately" feel the impacts.
3 | June 1, 2010 11:00am |
So Craig Venter has created the first synthetic cell, but should he be able to patent it? The short answer is yes. But his patent applications are too broad.
17 | May 28, 2010 4:32am |