Innovation | Smithsonian feed for InnovationenTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:06 +0000The Age of Humans: Living in the Anthropocene special look at the ways humans are transforming the planet and the projects that may shape a more sustainable futureTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:06 +0000Helsinki Has a Plan to Get People to Stop Owning Cars system being developed in Finland would allow people to subscribe to all kinds of mobility options and pay for everything on their phonesTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:25:25 +0000This Clear Plastic Material Harvests Solar Energy Without You Even Knowing It's There Researchers are developing transparent solar collectors that let sunlight in, while turning ultraviolet and near-infrared light into electricityTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:24:01 +0000Research Into How Squid Camouflage Leads to An Ultra-Sharp Display for Televisions and Smartphones at Rice University have created pixels 40 times smaller than those found in today's LCD displaysMon, 29 Sep 2014 15:14:52 +0000How the Artist Behind the Giant Landscape Portrait on the Mall Used a Super-Precise GPS Satellite System as a Paintbrush create the National Portrait Gallery's "facescape," entitled <em>Out of Many, One,</em> artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada got some high-tech helpFri, 26 Sep 2014 18:58:04 +0000Five Wild Ways to Get a Drink in the Desert moisture farmers of Tatooine could take a few tips from these projects for harvesting water out of thin airThu, 25 Sep 2014 15:22:23 +0000Celebrating Pittsburgh, the City Behind Pro Football, Big Macs and the Polio Vaccine Pennsylvanian city had more lives than a cat and thrives as a hub of innovationWed, 24 Sep 2014 21:05:43 +0000Are Tablets the Way Out of Child Illiteracy? them technology that they may have never seen before, and students' brains will work wonders Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:30:49 +0000The Debate Over Net Neutrality Has Its Roots in the Fight Over Radio Freedom's epic battle has been fought before, when radio took to the air a century agoTue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000Building the World's First Carbon-Neutral City City, near Abu Dhabi, boasts green buildings, a fleet of electric cars and massive solar arrays. But will the experiment work?Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:05:53 +0000This Smart Lightbulb Adjusts To You with motion and ambient light sensors, Stack's Alba bulb learns and follows your patternsMon, 22 Sep 2014 13:35:08 +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 +0000