09/13/2010 11:42 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Making Objects Smarter: The Story Behind Location Awareness

Garbage -- do you know where all your trash really ends up? If you knew the truth, would you rethink your actions before tossing old junk?

It's not the most glamorous problem, but it's certainly a big one -- and it's one that IBM is tackling head on. Get the facts behind "location awareness," or tagging and tracking trash in real time, and see how it can hep bring about change.