Innovation | Smithsonian feed for InnovationenMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:33:25 +0000The Dog Aging Project Wants to Help Your Pet Live Longer at the University of Washington are launching a long-term study that involves testing medications that could enhance dogs' life spansMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:33:25 +0000IBM’s Watson Takes On Yet Another Job, as a Weather Forecaster integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industryFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:46:15 +0000Getting Up Close and Personal With America’s First Offshore Wind Farm newly-erected turbines off of Block Island may signal the future of American wind powerThu, 25 Aug 2016 19:17:23 +0000Food Tasting Too Healthy? Just Add Scent scientists use smell to trick tastebuds—and brainsTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:11:02 +0000Now, Let the "Olympics" of Sports Startups Begin companies from around the world specializing in athletics will compete in Rio de Janeiro for a 100,000 Euro prizeTue, 23 Aug 2016 14:28:30 +0000How the National Parks Are Playing the Game of “What If” to Prepare for Climate Change agencies are starting to embrace scenario planning, a tool developed by the military to plan for thermonuclear warMon, 22 Aug 2016 14:33:38 +0000These Mesmerizing Paper Sculptures Explore Nature’s Mirrored Structures Matt Shlian folds, cuts and glues paper to create faceted and curved works of artMon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000This Helmet Shows What's Going On Inside a Person's Brain say it could help detect Alzheimer's and even explain why some people have exceptional talentsMon, 22 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Tiny "Neural Dust" Sensors Could One Day Control Prostheses or Treat Disease devices could last inside the human body indefinitely, monitoring and controlling nerve and muscle impulsesFri, 19 Aug 2016 14:20:50 +0000This Rio Restaurant Is Using Surplus Food From the Olympic Village to Feed the Homeless Refettorio Gastromotiva, top chefs from around the world are cooking five-star cuisine for the poorThu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Seven Items You May Want to Add to Your Back-to-School Shopping List smart lunch boxes to apps for making digital flash cards, these technologies can help students of all ages this coming school yearWed, 17 Aug 2016 16:20:23 +0000Robotics Can Get Girls Into STEM, but Some Still Need Convincing lack of women leaders in STEM creates “a catch-22 death spiral.” Robotics teams try to change thatTue, 16 Aug 2016 18:42:05 +0000 Could This San Francisco Startup Transform Garbage Collecting? uses sensors and software to plot truck routes to empty only dumpsters that are fullMon, 15 Aug 2016 16:19:56 +0000These Microbe-Coated Seeds Could Help Us Thrive in a Dark, Dry Future Massachusetts-based startup is prepping for your basic apocalyptic scenarioFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:26:37 +0000Google Thinks These 20 Teenagers Could Change Our World for the Better kids from around the globe have created innovative new technologies, from malaria-testing apps to water-saving agriculture systemsThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:33:56 +0000Growing Hops in Abandoned Lots? Pittsburgh Will Drink to That city's craft breweries may soon be able to make truly local beerThu, 11 Aug 2016 16:10:22 +0000Could This Painless Brain Stimulation Help Treat Depression and Alzheimer's? researchers have shown that transcranial alternating current stimulation can help improve memoryWed, 10 Aug 2016 17:37:58 +000010 New Ways to Use Drones fighting wildfires to coaching people on their tennis game, the aerial devices are becoming a tool of choiceWed, 10 Aug 2016 13:33:14 +0000How This Giant 65,000-Ton Vessel Carries Larger Ships is a 732-foot-long, 180-foot-wide transport vessel able to haul some of the world's heaviest cargo across the globeWed, 10 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +00003D Print Your Own Breakfast team of researchers at Columbia University has developed a 3D food printer capable of printing and cooking multiple ingredients at one timeTue, 09 Aug 2016 15:50:37 +0000How Chuck Taylor Taught America How to Play Basketball shoe-in for the first ever basketball game in the Olympics, Converse All Stars have a long history both in and out of sportMon, 08 Aug 2016 17:41:08 +0000This Sculpture Is Controlled by Live Honeybees Wolfgang Buttress collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to create a giant, metallic hiveFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:18:31 +0000In the Canary Islands, Tiny El Hierro Strives for Energy Independence photojournalist goes behind the scenes at a hybrid power station that could help the island reach its goal to be powered entirely by renewablesThu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Technology for the Poor Should Help, Not Hurt: An Interview With MIT's Cauam Cardoso PhD candidate is working on ways to systematically evaluate new technologies for the developing worldWed, 03 Aug 2016 15:13:00 +0000Five Ways National Parks Are Embracing Technology phones and other screens don't have to detract from the park experienceMon, 01 Aug 2016 15:42:28 +0000Fighting Fake Pharmaceuticals with Tiny, Edible Bar Codes have created bar codes so small they can be embedded in medications, creating a tool to combat the global problem of drug fraudFri, 29 Jul 2016 12:54:27 +0000How to Regulate the Incredible Promise and Profound Power of Gene Drive Technology evolutionary ecologist argues that cutting-edge genetic research that could lead to species extinction should be handled with careThu, 28 Jul 2016 14:44:00 +0000The Future of Libraries lending books, the local institutions are training young journalists, renting garden plots and moreWed, 27 Jul 2016 17:41:17 +0000Meet SwagBot, the Robot Cowboy That Can Herd and Monitor Cattle On Its Own of Sydney engineers have developed a four-wheeled robot to keep tabs on massive farms in Australia's outbackTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:49:51 +0000This Dutch Startup Is Making Bricks From Industrial Waste turns ceramic tiles and toilets, discarded glass and insulation into new, eco-friendly building materialsTue, 26 Jul 2016 13:33:25 +0000Are We Close to Having a Blood Test That Detects Cancer? research into "liquid biopsies" is promising, but there's still not proof they can find cancer in a healthy personFri, 22 Jul 2016 16:50:57 +0000How You Wound Up Playing <em>The Oregon Trail</em> in Computer Class the 1970s to 1990s, the government-owned Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium dominated the educational software market with more than 300 gamesFri, 22 Jul 2016 15:12:57 +0000Instead of Painkillers, Some Doctors Are Prescribing Virtual Reality reality therapy may be medicine's newest frontier, as VR devices become better and cheaperThu, 21 Jul 2016 15:25:13 +0000Please Touch the Art: This Artist Creates Tactile Portraits for the Blind Myers uses screws to make 3-D masterpieces for curious fingersTue, 19 Jul 2016 12:10:00 +0000Meet Eight Young Energy Innovators With Ingenious Ideas community "solar gardens" to energy pellets made from coffee grounds to a phone-charging device that you plug into soilMon, 18 Jul 2016 15:42:15 +0000Mapping Rio's Favelas of the Olympics, Google and a Brazilian nonprofit have been recruiting locals to pinpoint businesses and other landmarks in the city's shantytownsFri, 15 Jul 2016 16:09:02 +0000The Fight for the "Right to Repair" have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting backWed, 13 Jul 2016 17:40:07 +0000The Brain-Freezing Science of the Slurpee than 60 years ago, a broken soda fountain led to this cool inventionMon, 11 Jul 2016 14:32:49 +0000Six of History's Smartest, Weirdest and Most Interesting Inventions for Beating the Heat a bicycle mister to ice energy, here are a few innovative ways for cooling downFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000<em>Wired</em> Founder Kevin Kelly On the Technologies That Will Dominate Our Future optimistic futurist says we'll share more, own less and spend far more time on our devicesThu, 07 Jul 2016 18:10:46 +0000The FarmBot Genesis Brings Precision Agriculture to Your Own Backyard by a team from California, this machine plants seeds, pulls weeds and waters plants individuallyTue, 05 Jul 2016 15:19:46 +0000One Step Closer to Turning Plastics Into Fuel in California and China have discovered a new method for breaking polyethylene into liquid fuel and solid waxTue, 05 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000How Real-time Translation Apps and Online Tools Are Helping Refugees in Turkey Forge New Lives and the technology of exileFri, 01 Jul 2016 13:15:00 +0000