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Learn from the lab with SmartPlanet’s videos on inventors, innovators and researchers designing and developing emerging technologies at the forefront of their industries.
High oil prices and the BP spill are just two real reminders of how energy dependent we truly are, but tomorrow's solar technology promises cleaner power at lower costs. SmartPlanet correspondent...
3 | January 11, 2011 7:38am
Artist and engineer Natalie Jermijenko has a vision to transform the aircraft industry. Jermijenko says the US Airways splash-landing in New York's Hudson River demonstrated that there's an...
10 | December 20, 2010 1:44pm
Tablet computers may be the gadget of the moment, but what if you could turn any surface in your home into an interactive hot zone? Intel's Oasis technology recognizes ordinary objects instantly...
3 | December 13, 2010 2:42pm
When, NASA's satellite for monitoring climate change from space--ICESat-1--ceased operations in February 2010, the agency drew up a new plan: Operation Ice Bridge. The mission is to use NASA DC-8...
25 | November 29, 2010 3:32pm
Meng Lean, a principal scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center, is developing a new method to purify waste water. Using the flowing motion of water and centrifugal force, a portable device uses...
3 | November 22, 2010 4:59pm
Through a technique called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), University of California neuroscientist, Flavio Oliveira is researching how decisions are made by studying which hand a person...
2 | November 15, 2010 4:12pm
Hospital stays are rarely relaxing - but at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital, robots run errands, communication devices keep noise to a minimum and patient beds help translate doctors' orders....
2 | September 30, 2010 12:58pm
Has in-store shopping lost it's luster? A proof-of-concept from Intel tries to restore the recreation retail experience with speedy payment options and smart purchasing suggestions. SmartPlanet...
1 | September 7, 2010 11:14am
Bruce German, a professor at UC Davis is researching the properties of milk and how it functions when ingested by growing infants. In his lab, scientists disassemble milk from mothers around the...
4 | August 26, 2010 11:46am
Do you prefer beer with or without foam? Charlie Bamforth the professor of brewing sciences at UC Davis says people want foam, so he's applying scientific principles to produce the perfect beer....
12 | August 11, 2010 4:22pm
Founder of the U.S. Green Building Council, David Gottfried helped dream up rating system that eventually became LEED-otherwise known as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...
8 | August 10, 2010 8:47am
Packing material is no friend to the environment. Energy intensive to produce, it often ends up in landfill after a single use. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das looks at some greener compostable...
4 | July 27, 2010 8:59am
Assistant Professor Yi Cui at Stanford School of Engineering has found a way to store energy on textiles. The discovery could one day lead to new energy efficient batteries that can be used to...
3 | June 15, 2010 9:21am
From his early work, creating the eMate at Apple, to his latest project, developing a digital encyclopedia based on Wikipedia, Thomas Meyerhoffer has been at the forefront of innovative computer...
June 10, 2010 9:09am
Would you like to charge your mobile phone without ever having to plug into an electrical outlet? The University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University are both developing materials to...
2 | June 3, 2010 12:19pm