Innovation | Smithsonian feed for InnovationenFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:57:06 +0000America's Long-Overdue Opioid Revolution Is Finally Here to advances in neuroscience, researchers are beginning to disentangle powerful pain relief from addiction, overdose and deathFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:57:06 +0000How Mobile Technology Can Help Universities Combat Depression sensors on smartphones and smartwatches can shed light on patients' symptoms, even identifying ones they didn't notice or share with counselorsFri, 13 Jan 2017 15:24:26 +0000To Fight Deadly Dengue Fever in Humans, Create Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes manipulating the immune systems of mosquitoes can halt the spread of dengue virusThu, 12 Jan 2017 21:39:38 +0000Could Flickering Lights Help Treat Alzheimer’s? flashy MIT study changes perspective on the diseaseWed, 11 Jan 2017 19:46:30 +0000Tear Your Meniscus? This “Living Bandage” May Help researchers are using a newly patented technique involving stem cells to repair the common knee injuryTue, 10 Jan 2017 16:09:51 +0000Seven Wild Gadgets Unveiled at CES 2017 a levitating speaker to vibrating jeans that help you navigate city streets, these innovations offer an interesting glimpse of the futureMon, 09 Jan 2017 21:00:47 +0000Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone! So What's Next? on patent documents, here are eight innovations that could become part of the iPhone of the futureMon, 09 Jan 2017 16:37:53 +0000Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn't Want Anybody to Know than just a magician, Houdini was also an actor, aviator, amateur historian and businessman Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:15:27 +0000Feel the Music—Literally—With Some Help From New Synesthesia Research one artist created a show inspired by the neurological experience of synesthesia Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:09:02 +0000Lyft and Uber Want To Give Old Folks a Ride adults miss doctor's appointments and risk social isolation because they lack transportation. Ride-hailing services are taking notice.Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war in the job marketTue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000Hear This, 2017: Scientists Are Creating New Ears With 3D-Printing and Human Stem Cells decades after the "earmouse," researchers have mastered a powerful technique for growing ears from fat-derived stem cellsFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:44:10 +0000Why Holograms Will Probably Never Be as Cool as They Were in "Star Wars" those that do exist must be preserved and archivedFri, 30 Dec 2016 13:57:21 +0000The Bug That Had the World Seeing Red a Mesoamerican insect once created the globe's most coveted colorThu, 29 Dec 2016 20:03:17 +0000These Locally Grown Design Ideas Were Created by the People for the People Cooper Hewitt exhibition spotlights the innovative and sustainable designs generated by those in search of solutionsThu, 29 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Eight Innovators to Watch in 2017 original thinkers who are breaking ground in medicine, art, drone design, fighting climate change and moreTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Without This Camera, the Emerald City Would Have Been the Color of Mud dramatic Dorothy in Oz moment was brought to you in living color by the DF-24 Beam SplitterTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000A San Francisco Startup Puts Everything You Need for a Two-Acre Farm in a Shipping Container DeCarli, cofounder of Farm From a Box, wants to deploy farm kits to governments, NGOs, schools and individualsMon, 26 Dec 2016 15:00:00 +0000Can Science Produce a Longer Lasting Christmas Tree? Christmas lights make the needles hold on longer, and other discoveries from the world’s only Christmas tree research centerThu, 22 Dec 2016 19:03:19 +0000Time-Lapse Photos Reveal the Beauty of Metal Crystals Growing Emanuele Fornasier spends hours capturing the intricacy of chemical reactionsThu, 22 Dec 2016 15:57:23 +0000This Camera Can See Around Corners a superfast, supersensitive camera could shake up automotive and exploration industries, as well as photography as we know itWed, 21 Dec 2016 19:33:16 +0000Your Breath Does More Than Repulse—It Can Also Tell Doctors Whether You Have Cancer artificial “nose” could be the next tool for diagnosing illnesses from cancer to Crohn's diseaseWed, 21 Dec 2016 18:01:27 +0000How the Nolinor 737 Prevents Gravel From Crashing Its Engines "vortex dissipator" sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. It's a sophisticated gravel protection device that protects the engineWed, 21 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000After the Tragic Lindbergh Kidnapping, Artist Isamu Noguchi Designed the First Baby Monitor six-decade career of the artist and commercial designer is on view at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumTue, 20 Dec 2016 17:01:22 +0000For Generations of Chicagoans, Marshall Field’s Meant Business, and Christmas midwestern mainstay transformed commerce into a communal holiday spectacleMon, 19 Dec 2016 16:24:26 +0000This Language-Teaching Device Constantly Whispers Lessons In Your Ear conceptual gadget called Mersiv immerses language-learners in their tongue of choiceFri, 16 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Meet the Colorful New Weapon Scientists Are Using to Save Toads From a Devastating Fungus are supplementing the amphibians’ natural microbiomes with a fluorescent fungus-fighter they've dubbed "Purple Rain"Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:25:44 +0000Rise of the (Cow Milking) Robots largest robotic dairy farm in the United States will be up and running in Michigan next yearThu, 15 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000How Chemicals Left Behind on Your Phone Could Identify You spectrometry is finding a new role in forensic scienceWed, 14 Dec 2016 15:04:09 +0000How a Ship's Crew Eats in the Middle of Combat for the HDMS Peter Willemoes are tightly orchestrated affairs. The crew is divided into three teams, and each team has six minutes to eatWed, 14 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000This Digital Prosthesis Could Help Amputees Control Computers are developing a new device that tracks gestures in an amputated limb and translates them to computer commands, like scroll and clickTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000This Device Could Revolutionize How Malaria Is Detected Around the World Magneto-Optical Detector (MOD) combines magnets and laser light to determine, in less than a minute, if a drop of blood contains malaria parasitesMon, 12 Dec 2016 16:36:38 +0000What Does It Take to Win a Nobel Prize? Four Winners, in Their Own Words answers: Messiness, ignorance and puzzlesFri, 09 Dec 2016 20:59:10 +0000“Call Me Ishmael” Is the Only Melville Tradition in This Innovative Presentation of “Moby Dick”, kinesthetic, cinematic, aural and psychological, Arena Stage’s new show about the 19th-century novel is a 21st-century experienceFri, 09 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Read the Letter Written by John Glenn to Honor Jeff Bezos for Blue Origin weeks before he died, the legendary astronaut wrote a letter in recognition of the 2016 American Ingenuity AwardsFri, 09 Dec 2016 03:07:48 +0000Will the Next Big Cancer Drug Come From the Ocean? California startup “bioprospects” for sponges, algae and other organisms whose chemistry may be useful to the world of medicineThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:28:28 +0000The Best Books About Innovation of 2016 you have a lover of big ideas on your holiday shopping list, consider these thought-provoking titles published this yearWed, 07 Dec 2016 16:39:49 +0000What Skateboarding Tells Us About Innovation Mullen, the godfather of skateboarding, says the sport is all about overcoming disbelief and seeking new connectionsTue, 06 Dec 2016 20:29:11 +0000Step Inside a Virtual Building of the Future are embracing virtual reality and the complex designs they can create thereTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:40:57 +0000A California Startup Is Using Ashes to Protect Forests Place Forests is accepting reservations from those who wish to have their remains scattered in a redwood forest in northern CaliforniaMon, 05 Dec 2016 18:06:20 +0000Why This Robotic Medical Device Belongs in a Museum Bargar and Howard "Hap" Paul revolutionized joint replacement surgery by developing a robot to do the jobWed, 30 Nov 2016 21:11:51 +0000A New Technique Brings Color to Electron Microscope Images of Cells at the University of California, San Diego, have found a way to attach artificial color to biological structuresFri, 25 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Could Wood Scraps Fuel Planes? Airlines powered a cross-country commercial flight using a new biofuel derived from wood wasteWed, 23 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Why Porsche Is Revisiting the Hybrid Car It Also Invented Porsche isn't naturally associate with hybrid cars, it actually invented them in 1900Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:59:38 +0000The First Patented Animal Is Still Leading the Way on Cancer Research was a genetically engineered animal designed to help scientists learn more about tumorsTue, 22 Nov 2016 18:57:59 +0000How Conservationists Use GPS to Track the Wildest Horses in the World horses' wildness makes them unique. It also makes them uniquely difficult for researchers to monitor and trackTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:01:02 +0000Untangling the History of Christmas Lights bright idea was ahead of its timeTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000How Artificial Muscles Could Transform the Lives of Some Military Veterans pig muscle, scientists are developing an organic material that may help heal volumetric muscle lossTue, 22 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Could This Cooler Help Combat Global Hunger? Evaptainer keeps perishable food fresh for up to two weeks–no electricity requiredMon, 21 Nov 2016 15:43:04 +0000This Whale Sculpture Was Modeled After a Beached Orca artist Ken Hall built <em>Legacy</em> based on 3D scans of the skeleton of Hope, an orca that died on the coast of Washington in 2002Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Expensive Material Behind the Huayra's Incredible Speed much of the Pagani Huayra's speed comes down to innovative design, one material used in its Formula 1-inspired monocoque is crucialFri, 18 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000