Innovation | Smithsonian feed for InnovationenTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:51:20 +0000A Pop-up Museum Documents the Stories of Philadelphia's Black Women DuBois is looking to build community and pride in underserved neighborhoods, starting with her ownTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:51:20 +0000New Software Can Actually Edit Actors' Facial Expressions can seamlessly blend several takes to create nuanced blends of emotions, potentially cutting down on the number of takes necessary in filmingMon, 08 Feb 2016 19:16:28 +0000Can This New Football Helmet Prevent Head Injuries? team behind the Zero1, a new four-layer helmet design, hopes soFri, 05 Feb 2016 17:00:05 +0000360-Degree Cameras and Other Cool New Tech for Super Bowl 50 year's game, held at San Francisco's Levi's Stadium, should be the most high-tech Super Bowl everThu, 04 Feb 2016 17:28:10 +0000Curators Discover New Details in the Etchings on a 6th-Century Chinese Sculpture headless figure, cloaked in a robe covered with complex illustrations, is now better understood thanks to 3D technologyThu, 04 Feb 2016 16:29:51 +0000How Can Schools Use Virtual Reality? expansion of Google's VR education program could make classrooms more engaging, and also more justWed, 03 Feb 2016 16:51:15 +0000Five Ways to Fight Wildlife Crime in the Digital Age GPS-tagged eggs to smartphone apps, these emerging technologies could help give endangered species a chance at survivalTue, 02 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0000Astronauts and Arugula: Using Space-Station Technology to Grow Food Harvest, an indoor vertical farm in Lakewood, Colorado, provides a glimpse into the future of global large-scale food productionFri, 29 Jan 2016 19:19:02 +0000The Beautiful Life Hacks in Hong Kong's Back Alleys a new book, photographer Michael Wolf captures the ways inhabitants of the ultra-dense city carve personal space out of grim alleywaysFri, 29 Jan 2016 15:18:42 +0000New York City Is Paying Public Housing Residents to Paint Murals tenants will create public art that captures social issues at five housing projects, one in each boroughThu, 28 Jan 2016 15:50:20 +0000Google's New AI Can Beat Human Champions at the Game of Go appears to have won the long race to develop a Go-winning artificial intelligence, considered a major step towards more human-like AIsWed, 27 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000Brain Scans Could Identify Kids at Risk of Depression who's at risk before the disease strikes could make preventative treatments possibleTue, 26 Jan 2016 17:48:46 +0000People Are Still Trying to Build a Space Elevator key players have distanced themselves from the concept, a new film examines the continuing draw behind the sci-fi stapleThu, 21 Jan 2016 15:38:25 +0000A Detachable Airplane Cabin and Other Strange Aviation Ideas recently unveiled concept for a removable, parachute-equipped airplane cabin is only the latest in a long line of far-out designsThu, 21 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000When Concorde First Flew 40 Years Ago, It Was a Supersonic Sight to Behold aircraft was a technological masterpiece, but at one ton of fuel per passenger, it had a devastating ecological footprintWed, 20 Jan 2016 16:04:37 +0000Operation Desert Storm Was Not Won By Smart Weaponry Alone the "science fiction"-like technology deployed, 90 percent of ammunitions used in Desert Storm were actually “dumb weapons"Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:07:15 +0000How to Modernize the Wood Stove and Help Save the Planet humble wood stove is getting a high-tech makeover, and may be going greenTue, 19 Jan 2016 18:26:00 +0000How Wearable Tech Is Creeping Into the Beauty Industry the release of L’Oréal's new UV-monitoring patch, beauty wearables are hitting the big timeTue, 19 Jan 2016 17:28:54 +0000This Powerful Metal Glue Sets at Room Temperature uses nanorod technology to fuse items together without heat, potentially replacing solderingFri, 15 Jan 2016 15:15:01 +0000Could Pop-up Social Spaces at Polls Increase Voter Turnout? the Vote, one of the finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge, wants people to hang out at their polling placesWed, 13 Jan 2016 16:30:04 +0000These Creative Wind Turbines Will Have You Rethinking What You Know About Wind Power turbines don't have to all look the same. Here are some that are helping cities go green—and look like art in the processTue, 12 Jan 2016 15:00:25 +0000What Landing a Rover on Mars Teaches You About Leadership and Teamwork his new book, NASA engineer Adam Steltzner shares his insights on how to inspire people to make the impossible possibleMon, 11 Jan 2016 16:37:24 +0000Dr. Gustav Zander's Victorian-Era Exercise Machines Made the Bowflex Look Like Child's Play Smithsonian librarian highlights the precursor to today's gym enthusiastsFri, 08 Jan 2016 17:56:23 +0000Six Cool Gadgets From This Year's CES Consumer Electronics Show has long been the launchpad for some of our most beloved electronics productsFri, 08 Jan 2016 16:50:20 +0000How the Phonograph Changed Music Forever like streaming music services today are reshaping our relationship with music, Edison's invention redefined the entire industryWed, 06 Jan 2016 18:55:08 +0000Seven of the Most Innovative Gyms in the World way beyond free weights and stationary bikes at these clever workout facilitiesWed, 06 Jan 2016 17:43:26 +0000Could Renewable Energy Be Stored in Balloons in the Ocean? compressed air energy storage is promising, but the fate of this tech remains unknownWed, 06 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000Eight Innovators to Watch in 2016 thinkers are making fascinating developments in medicine, economics, art, music and moreWed, 30 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000An Underwater Museum in Egypt Could Bring Thousands of Sunken Relics Into View proposed site might revive tourism in Alexandria and also further research into the ancient ruinsTue, 29 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000This New App Wants to Help You With Your Homework GotIt!, high school students take a photo of a tricky math or science problem and get live tutoring by text from the highest bidderMon, 28 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000Have Bad Handwriting? The U.S. Postal Service Has Your Back’t worry, your Christmas gifts and cards will make it to their destination, even if your writing looks like chicken scratchWed, 23 Dec 2015 15:55:33 +0000Making Sugar Twice as Sweet Israeli startup has invented a process to coat inert particles with sugar molecules, tricking the tongue into thinking food is sweeterWed, 23 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000Our Top Ten Stories of 2015 treasures buried in glaciers to the racial history of a vanished city in Oregon, here are the most-read stories on this yearWed, 23 Dec 2015 13:58:32 +0000It's Like Uber, But for Farmers' Markets startup called Farmigo is trying to create a better food system for both eaters and farmersTue, 22 Dec 2015 15:28:51 +0000Introducing the Band-Aids of the Future engineers are developing a "smart" bandage that can monitor and deliver drugs to a woundMon, 21 Dec 2015 15:32:43 +0000This Robot Will Make You Dinner Robotics is developing a robotic kitchen that can prepare a meal from start to finish—cleanup includedFri, 18 Dec 2015 16:48:13 +0000This Metal Is 99.9 Percent Air new metal "microlattice" is strong yet incredibly light, lending itself to a wide variety of aerospace, automotive and medical usesFri, 18 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000A Smartwatch for the Visually Impaired by University of Washington students, Dot translates texts, tweets and e-books to BrailleThu, 17 Dec 2015 19:54:59 +0000How the Smithsonian Hopes to Turn Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Into Museumgoers National Museum of American History opens its new "Wonderplace," a space for the youngest members of the familyThu, 17 Dec 2015 16:30:29 +0000Teen Inventors Create Live Closed-Captioning Glasses for the Deaf Daniil Frants and his buddies hope to help the hard-of-hearing engage in naturally flowing conversationsWed, 16 Dec 2015 19:19:47 +0000How Transgender Women Are Training Their Voices to Sound More Feminine striving for some ideal female voice just reinforce stereotypes?Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000Why Would a Race Car Driver Invent Speeding Cameras? irony of speeding cameras is that they were invented by a Dutch race car driver, former Monte Carlo Rally winner Maurice Gatsonides. Here's whyFri, 11 Dec 2015 19:08:02 +0000