Innovation | Smithsonian feed for InnovationenTue, 16 Sep 2014 14:33:24 +0000Peek Behind the Scenes to Preview the New West Wing at the American History Museum years of renovations, the museum begins a reopening of some of its galleries next summerTue, 16 Sep 2014 14:33:24 +0000What Idea From Science Fiction Would You Most Like To See Become Reality?, writers and an astronaut weigh in with some interesting answersMon, 15 Sep 2014 19:21:22 +0000Researchers Trick E. Coli Into Making Propane researchers have taken an important first step toward renewable propane, powered by the sunFri, 12 Sep 2014 19:03:16 +0000IBM's Watson Will Match Cancer Patients With Trials at Mayo Clinic pairing patients with trials in seconds, the supercomputer will help speed the pace of medical innovationThu, 11 Sep 2014 19:56:27 +0000The 5 Biggest Challenges to the Success of the Apple Watch though wearables are on the rise, Apple's newest product has its obstacles, from limited battery life to a hefty price tagThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:50:48 +0000Vote for the Winner of the 2014 People's Design Award at these breakthroughs in innovative design and select your favoriteWed, 10 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000Software Creates One Picture That Says It All at UC Berkeley have created software that averages image searches into one artistic resultMon, 08 Sep 2014 18:25:23 +0000Google’s Delivery Drones Will Airlift Supplies Practically Anywhere Wing, a development platform, completes test deliveries over AustraliaFri, 05 Sep 2014 14:23:29 +0000The Innovative Spirit: Changing Our World For the Better special look at the innovative spirit at the Smithsonian Institution and beyondThu, 04 Sep 2014 19:53:20 +0000Sit Anywhere on a Chair You Can Wear Swiss startup has created a trim exoskeleton that lets factory workers perch for quick breaksFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:50:28 +00007 Ways Technology is Changing How Art is Made is redefining art in strange, new ways. Works are created by people moving through laser beams or from data gathered on air pollution Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:24 +0000Navdy Projects Apps and Text Messages Onto the Windshield of Almost Any Car California startup is launching a system that puts maps, texts and calls right at eye levelTue, 26 Aug 2014 19:54:38 +0000Benjamin Franklin Worked Here into the London house where the inventor, scientist and founding father lived and worked Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:29:34 +0000Thomas Edison's House of Wizardry visit to the invention factory where Edison would earn the nickname “Wizard of Menlo Park” Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:13:39 +0000Good-bye, Dry Cleaning. Hello, Self-Cleaning Cashmere in Hong Kong have developed a nano-coating that cleans fabric when exposed to lightThu, 21 Aug 2014 19:27:12 +0000The Navy Tests Its Ships in This Indoor Ocean technology can precisely recreate eight open-water conditionsThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000The Invention of the “Snapshot” Changed the Way We Viewed the World century before drones cruised the skies, American camera hounds made photography a personal artThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000What Lies Beneath Stonehenge? new Smithsonian Channel show reveals groundbreaking research that may explain what really went on thereThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Here's What Happens When You Put Instant Film in a Microwave German photographer made a name for himself by treating his photos like last night's leftoversThu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000Your Next Smartphone Could Charge Six Times Faster California startup is implementing faster, smarter charging for next year’s mobile devicesTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:08:34 +0000Multitask Like Never Before With These Robotic Fingers hands make light work, right? Well, MIT researchers have created a wrist-worn robot with a couple extra digits Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:51:24 +0000Cigarette Butts Could Help Power Future Devices Korean researchers have found a simple way to turn toxic trash into high-performance supercapacitorsMon, 11 Aug 2014 19:51:26 +0000These Ear Buds Will Play Music and Track Your Heart Rate get all the attention, but souped-up earpieces can do a better job of tracking your body metrics when you work outMon, 11 Aug 2014 16:52:59 +0000Why Are Scientists Trying To Make Fake Shark Skin? marine animal skin could make swimmers faster, keep bathrooms clean and cloak underwater robotsMon, 11 Aug 2014 12:58:32 +0000Google Thinks These 18 Teenagers Will Change the World global finalists of this year’s Google Science Fair take on cyberbullying countermeasures, tar sands cleanup and wearable techFri, 08 Aug 2014 19:24:16 +0000Indoor Mapping Lets the Blind Navigate Airports prototype system of an iPhone app and location beacons launched at San Francisco International AirportFri, 08 Aug 2014 15:00:21 +0000No Network? This Device Will Get Texts Through No Matter What GoTenna smartphone accessory uses short-wave radio signals to send messages, no cell tower necessaryWed, 06 Aug 2014 16:57:38 +0000What a City Bike Needs: Handlebars That Let You Know When to Turn are transforming bikes with new tech to make it safer and easier to navigate city streetsFri, 01 Aug 2014 21:05:55 +0000How Solar-Powered Recycled Smartphones Could Save the Rainforest Silicon Valley non-profit is ready to give the forests of Africa and the Amazon ears to listen for loggers—and the ability to phone the authoritiesFri, 01 Aug 2014 16:32:01 +0000A Device That Counts Calories for You researchers are developing a system that calculates the exact calories in food using microwavesFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:43:48 +0000This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock A Phone and VivaLnk release an electronic sticker that replaces your passcodeWed, 30 Jul 2014 13:35:49 +0000How Do You Build the World's Tallest Water Slide? conceptualization to the first plunge, building the world's tallest water slide takes more trial-and-error than you might believeMon, 28 Jul 2014 15:09:01 +0000Airbus Demos A Near-Silent, Zero-Emission Plane E-Fan 2.0 is the first step on the road to all-electric and hybrid flightFri, 25 Jul 2014 19:39:14 +0000How to Plan the Most Beautiful Stroll Through a City team of researchers has used crowdsourcing to develop an algorithm that can map out the most eye-pleasing walksFri, 25 Jul 2014 16:03:37 +0000The Legacy of Hip-Hop Producer J Dilla Will Be Recognized Among the Collections at the Smithsonian late producer's mother announced she is donating his synthesizer and beat machine.Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:11 +0000Next-Generation Electric Cars May Never Need A Battery Swap Department of Energy researchers pinpoint the reasons why rechargeable batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over timeFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:58:29 +0000Better Traffic-Light Timing Will Get You There Faster algorithms from MIT researchers keep gridlock at bay by predicting traffic before it startsWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:37 +0000