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4 | May 31, 2012 12:59pm
SRI researcher Phil Vahey is studying why many students flounder in math when they enter middle school. SmartPlanet visits the research organization and gets a tutorial on a more visual approach...
1 | May 24, 2012 9:32am
At the Silicon Valley-based company, CEO Matt Bell and co-founders Dave Gausebeck and Mike Beebe are developing a consumer-friendly system to capture physical environments into three-dimensional...
May 2, 2012 12:25pm
Laser cutting, machine sewing, wood-working -- they're some of the skills used to build today's latest tech product. And more and more entrepreneurs are getting hands-on training to make their...
1 | April 26, 2012 3:53pm
Tony Conrad and Ryan Freitas started About.me as a way to aggregate social media content like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into a single hub. Since launching the site, they've grown to more...
April 5, 2012 12:38pm
SkyLight's eponymous adapter mounts on a microscope and lets users magnify things such as flowers, insects, and pathogens with their smartphone and a microscope. SmartPlanet visits SkyLight...
March 26, 2012 8:40am
Ford has been able to cut the car manufacturing process in half, from six years to three years, using virtual reality during the design phase. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das gets outfitted...
2 | March 19, 2012 8:21am
Japanese artist Haroshi explains and demonstrates how he turns the decks of skateboards into functional objects and works of art. (Video courtesy The Berrics.)
March 6, 2012 1:52pm
Engineers are in high-demand in Silicon Valley, but their skills are also needed in the developing world. Engineers without Borders is a nonprofit working on projects big and small all over the...
4 | March 5, 2012 8:36am
International travelers now have a tool to help them communicate better. Vocre, a free translation app for the iPhone and iPad, makes it possible for users to communicate with someone in another...
5 | February 27, 2012 4:46pm
Santa Cruz based Plantronics, makers of wireless headsets, is giving its aging facilities a complete design overhaul. The company's head of human resources, Pat Wadors, shows SmartPlanet how the...
5 | February 27, 2012 8:26am
At Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Professor Jeremy Bailenson has created a thoroughly convincing virtual reality environment. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tours the lab to find...
2 | February 23, 2012 8:57am
Ryan Spoon, a VC with Polaris Ventures, helped start Dogpatch Labs in 2008 as a place to foster innovation for early stage startups. SmartPlanet visits Dogpatch Labs to meet Spoon and hear from...
February 14, 2012 8:15am
Health tech start-up ZocDoc is trying to make booking an appointment with the doctor a pain free process. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das takes a look at the service with ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi.
1 | February 7, 2012 8:18am
Today, we browse the web by typing or tapping, pointing and clicking. Tomorrow, we'll point our mobile devices at an object that interests us and information will appear. Sumi Das explains how...
2 | February 6, 2012 8:27am