The unexpected benefit of offshore wind farms
Taxing the rich is good for the economy, IMF says
NASA has discovered 715 New Worlds
Space Elevators Are Totally Possible (and Will Make Rockets...
Chinese man first to sue government over smog
More people around the world have cell phones than ever...
These Are The 10 Most Unequal Cities In America
4 innovative transportation designs
IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X
Biggest-ever documented meteor hits Moon (VIDEO)
45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'
A 47-story Spanish skyscraper forgets the elevator
A skyscraper with no elevator, a symbol of the Spanish economy?
7 tips for managing your email
How to transform your inbox from a constant, cluttered stream of messages into an effective communication tool.
The global super-rich are even more wealthy than you can...
There are now 12 million people in the world with over $1 million in investable assets.
How to build a startup: Stanford's new free course
Now you can tap into Stanford's startup knowledge.
Top 20 most competitive cities in 2025
Cities in North America and Europe will continue to be the most competitive cities in 2025.
Amazon launches 3D printer section
Another major retailer is getting in the low-cost 3D printer business.
Contact Lens Computer: Like Google Glass, without the Glasses...
China's Expanding Life Spans—and Waistlines
TV disruptor: Watch live TV online, no cable
Americans don't like cable companies and a new TV startup wants to take advantage.
Want a higher salary? Shorten your name
How much is your longer name costing you?
Staples is now selling 3D printers
Staples is making is more conceivable that one day more people will have 3D printers in their homes.
How easy it is to become Internet famous
Want to set up a famous Internet identity? All it takes is $68 and an afternoon. Here's what it means.
Whole Foods store will grow veggies on its rooftop farm
A smart partnership will bring ultra-fresh produce to a new Whole Foods store.
Bladeless windmills: A new source of wind energy?
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
How Small Businesses Use Big Data
America's railroad revival
Freight rail companies are pouring big money into new capital projects. Why? Read on.
Fuel made from CO2 in the air
Scientists have discovered a way to create fuel from thin air.
With wireless blood testing, no more needles?
For patients with chronic conditions, wireless blood tests could one day provide instant access to important health data, with minimal use of needles.
Where to find a 3D printer nearby
Don't have a 3D printer? No worries. makexyz finds the nearest (and cheapest) one to print your design.
Turn your old car into a smart car
Here's a cheap way to tap into the benefits of smart car technology, without buying a new car.
Google Experiments with a Ring that Acts as Your Password...
America's surprising beverage of choice
The soda industry is slumping in the U.S., but will it find a home overseas?
Even offline, retailers track your every move
Retailers are getting smarter about how you shop in their brick-and-mortar stores. Find out how.
America's Shrinking Grocery Bill
Walgreens plans first net-zero retail store in U.S.
The first net-zero retail store is coming to the United States.
Volvo unveils bike alert technology in cars
If a bike swerves in front of a Volvo, these cars will be ready.
How GM Makes $1 Billion A Year By Recycling Waste
Automaker discovers there's money to be made in selling bits of junk that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
How milk jugs can make 3D printing cheaper
The solution to expensive 3D printing could be in your refrigerator right now.
Google unveils wearable computer, Google Glass
Google gives us a glimpse of how we'll use its new wearable computing glasses.
How can bookstores thrive in the future?
Can Barnes & Noble survive by rethinking its stores?
Nike makes first 3D-printed football shoe
Speed is part of Nike's new football cleats, from the manufacturing process to the athletes using them.
Are invisible phones in our future?
One day soon you may be using a transparent phone that looks like this.
A bike that cleans the air while you ride
Bad air pollution in Beijing brought about this bike innovation.
Smart cities market: $20 billion by 2020
From transportation to energy systems, city leaders are looking to smart city technology to improve efficiency.
How beer will help power this brewery
An Alaskan brewery will save thousands using a beer-making byproduct to power its operations.
Is a free nationwide WiFi network coming to the U.S.?
The U.S. government proposed a massive public WiFi network that's causing excitement for some industries, anxiety for others.
One day lasers could cool your home
Breakthrough technology could change replace bulky cooling systems with lasers.
Will academic publishing ever be free?
The inventor of the World Wide Web thinks so.
How Google mapped North Korea
Google has made a crowdsourced map of North Korea available to the public.
Chinese billionaire sells cans of fresh air
Tired of breathing in bad air in Beijing? Try a can of "pristine Tibet" fresh air. No, really.
Rio de Janeiro Grapples With Exploding Manholes
Liability Creates Potholes for Driverless Cars
With self-driving cars expected to hit the roads within a decade, lawmakers are wrestling with the question of who is to blame if a driverless car gets in a wreck.
Car giants: Affordable hydrogen cars coming soon
A research partnership could mean hydrogen cars are cheaper and more readily available by 2017.
Carsharing business keeps growing
There are 1.7 million members of carsharing services worldwide. What's fueling the growing demand?
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SmartPlanet - destination for savvy advice, thought-provoking analysis and expert discussion on the intersection of technology, business and life.
The myth of multitasking
Do you multitask a lot? You're probably bad at it.
How much ad revenue did Gangnam Style earn?
Who's profiting more from Gangnam Style? Psy or YouTube?
What's the biggest risk to Africa's economic growth?
Where should African countries focus their investments to help economic growth?
Top companies want in on Kenya's new tech city
Google is among the 14 companies that are interested in joining a public-private partnership to fund Kenya's new city.
Worldwide mobile advertising revenue: $11.4 billion in 2013...
As more people spend time on mobile devices, mobile ad revenues are on the rise.
Kenya breaks ground on new tech city
On the outskirts of Nairobi, a city built from scratch looks to become Africa's "Silicon Savannah."
No WiFi Zones: Oasis in the connected city?
A new ad campaign creates technology-free spaces in Amsterdam.
World unemployment rate on the rise
A rising middle class in emerging economies can't make up for job losses in the developed world.
Print media is thriving in this region
In East Africa, the newspaper business is booming.
New York unveils micro apartment design
The city is moving forward with a plan to build more 250 square foot apartments.
New virtual assistant anticipates needs during conversation...
A new app takes virtual assistance to the next level.
Fact: Canada throws away more trash than U.S.
Canada produces nearly twice as much municipal waste per person as Japan.
What makes a good password? Bad grammar.
When creating long passwords, it's best to not make (grammatical) sense.
What is the cost of living on Mars?
Humans on Mars is looking more like a reality in the not-too-distant future. But how much would it cost? This infographic breaks it down.
Hong Kong commits $1.3 billion to fight smog
Beijing isn't the only city dealing with air pollution. Here's what Hong Kong plans to do about it.
Should schools ditch textbooks?
Is tablet-centered learning coming to The Big Apple?
First bookless public library to open in the U.S.
Is the future of libraries one without books?
'Mexsicko City' Turns a Corner in Its Clean Air Marathon...
DNews: Want to Colonize Mars? You Can! : DNews
A company called MarsOne wants to launch the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. They are currently accepting applications, but as Trace reveals, there's
How race cars are inspiring efficiency in new cars
U.S. automakers said that little could be done to improve fuel efficiency. Now they're changing their tune.
How driverless cars will improve the future of driving
How will future driverless compare to the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of today's cars?
Why IBM's Watson learned curse words
Watson memorized the entire Urban Dictionary to learn English slang, then had it promptly removed.
How a few drivers create traffic jams for everyone
Data is helping one city better target the culprit of traffic congestion.
NYC is turning 12,000 old parking meters into bike racks...
New York City is spending $2 million to turn old parking meters into bike racks. Is it a good deal?
Google launches free Wi-Fi in NYC neighborhood
Google is helping one New York neighborhood connect to free Wi-Fi.
How to demolish skyscrapers in crowded cities
Demolishing tall towers in Tokyo is a careful process in the densely-packed city.
Rooftop farms budding in Beijing, Hong Kong
A look inside rooftop farms in Hong Kong and Beijing.
Can Andrew Sullivan's ad-free, indie blog survive?
Will a popular blog get enough people to pay so that it can be ad-free, indie, and sustainable?
Electric vehicle sales will hit 3.8 million by 2020
It was a rough year for electric vehicle sales, but is there hope for the future?
Global IT spending: $3.7 trillion in 2013
Worldwide IT spending is projected grow 4.2 percent this year.
The simple plan that saved a supermarket chain millions
It's not innovative, but one supermarket is bucking an industry trend and saving millions.
Make Me Worry You're Not O.K.
How Kansas City is making millions from human waste
Kansas City is using sewer sludge to turn a profit.
Flying was really, really safe this year
This year there was just one fatal accident per 2.5 million flights worldwide.
Tesla expands electric car Supercharger network
New Tesla Supercharger stations means that D.C. to Boston is possible in an electric car.
Africa has more mobile phone users than the U.S. or E.U....
In the past decade Africa trails only South Asia as the region with the largest mobile growth rate.
Why did Boeing use 20,000 lbs of potatoes on this plane?...
How potatoes improve the reliability of WiFi in airplane cabins.
Acer Plans to Launch $99 Tablet
Africa Joins Space Race
A handful of nations in sub-Saharan Africa have set sights on building a space-exploration industry, inspired by economic growth that is generating new funds.
Here's the smart road of the future
Road innovation? Believe it. Here are nine technologies that will one day make roads smarter and safer.
World's longest high-speed rail line opens in China
The world's longest high-speed rail line travels over 1,400 miles in eight hours.
Youtube's evolution from cute cat videos to Gangnam Style...
This year, popular Youtube videos were professionally produced and global.
Where do the world's happiest people live?
Are rich countries happier? Apparently not.
The Christmas Card as Social Media
A coal museum powered by solar panels
Your daily dose of irony.
Curbing car travel could be as effective as cutting calories...
Those considering how to maintain a healthy weight during holiday festivities, or looking ahead to New Year's resolutions, may want to think twice before reaching for traditional staples like cookies or candy - or the car keys. A new study suggests t...
Audi, Volkswagen working on 300 mpg cars
First Chevy Volt Owner in USA has Driven 12,000 Miles in...
Give your house an energy audit with your smartphone
A new device turns your smartphone into a thermal imaging camera.
Gangnam Style and Asia's rising cultural influence
Gangnam Style still stuck in your head? Expect more. This is the beginning of the Asia's growing culture influence worldwide, according to one r
Twitter triples retailer ads in 2012
Retailers are creating more sophisticated Twitter strategies and spending more money to do it.
Using robotic arm, woman with quadriplegia feeds herself...
With mind-controlled limbs, people who have lost the use of limbs now have more hope of independence.
Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year
Scientists Believe This Is the Oldest Object We Have Ever...
Mitsubishi unveils buses with automatic braking
If these new buses sense a potential crash they'll brake themselves.
This innovative new smartphone is from Russia, not Apple...
Is this new Russian smartphone out-innovating the iPhone?
Office workers get distracted every three minutes
If you're reading this it will take you 23 minutes to get back on task.
How GE Hopes to Lower Wind Turbine Cost with Cloth Blades....
Grid Could Run on 99.9% Renewable Energy By 2030
Why you should keep gossiping at work
Should we view office gossip as a good thing?
This tiny transformer apartment doubles in size
How to get 1100-square-feet out of a 420-square-foot apartment.
The app economy's 1 percent
25 app developers make 50 percent of the revenue from app stores.