Innovation | Smithsonian feed for InnovationenFri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Jazz, Flappers, European Émigrés, Booze and Cigarettes Transformed Design new Cooper-Hewitt exhibition explores the Jazz Age as a catalyst in popular styleFri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000A New Sensor That Looks and Acts Like Fruit Could Reduce In-Transit Produce Waste scientists have developed a temperature sensor that provides important data while packed with fruit in transport and storageThu, 20 Apr 2017 18:03:19 +0000Augmented Reality Could Change Health Care—Or Be a Faddish Dud and engineers at the University of Maryland team up to build a tool that projects images and vital information right above a patientThu, 20 Apr 2017 14:10:18 +0000You Can Now 3D Print Glass researchers have developed a technique for 3D printing strong, transparent glass products, such as jewelry, lenses and computer partsWed, 19 Apr 2017 17:15:51 +0000How to Resurrect a Lost Language together the language of the Miami tribe, linguists Daryl Baldwin and David Costa are creating a new generation of speakersWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:48:59 +0000Medieval Medical Books Could Hold the Recipe for New Antibiotics team of medievalists and scientists look back to history—including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe—for cluesWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Ceramicist Who Punched His Pots by avant-garde poets, writers and Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos experimented with the increasingly unconventionalWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000Can a Camera, a QR Code and Some Bubbles Test For E. Coli In Our Food? researchers are pursuing a newer, faster test for foodborne pathogensTue, 18 Apr 2017 14:45:01 +0000How Glowing Soil Can Help Find Land Mines genetically engineered bacteria and lasers, Israeli scientists have devised a unique way to detect buried explosivesTue, 18 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Electronic Labels Could Alert You When Your Milk Spoils 2D printed electronics made of the nanomaterial graphene could be used in newspapers, self-updating price tags and moreMon, 17 Apr 2017 15:26:59 +0000The First Step to Shipping a Chopper? Remove the Blades a high-tech helicopter like the Sikorsky S-92 needs to be transported on a cargo plane, it's crucial that every rotor blade is dismantledMon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Threading an Oil Pipe 3,000 Feet Beneath the Ocean Floor brief is simple: Plunge a 22-inch-diameter casing pipe through a wider 36-inch conductor pipe 3,000 feet underneath the bottom of the oceanFri, 14 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Seduced By a Rare Parrot can conservationists learn from New Zealand’s official “spokesbird,” a YouTube celebrity who tries to mate with people’s heads?Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:58:24 +0000Scientists Can Tell What Fish Live Where Based On DNA in the Water new study of the Hudson River estuary tracked spring migration of ocean fish by collecting water samplesThu, 13 Apr 2017 15:31:46 +0000The Patents and Trademarks Behind Jelly Beans have been improving the techniques and technologies used to make jelly beans for more than 150 yearsThu, 13 Apr 2017 14:52:49 +0000These 20th-Century Technologists Sure Knew How to Throw a Party mark the centennial of the American Patent System in 1936, a group of innovators gathered to throw a deliciously creative celebrationThu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000This Alaskan Fishing Boat Does Not Answer to Storms the Northern Leader first set sail three years ago, it's never postponed a fishing trip due to bad weatherThu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000What’s the Environmental Footprint of a T-Shirt? life cycle analyses are teaching us more about the environmental costs of the things we wearWed, 12 Apr 2017 18:32:54 +0000Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We? separate what's science from what's currently still fiction when it comes to brain-computer interfacingTue, 11 Apr 2017 15:25:15 +0000Is This New Material a Game Changer for Thermoelectricity? at the University of Utah have developed an inexpensive, non-toxic material that converts heat to electricityMon, 10 Apr 2017 15:12:41 +0000An Artificial Lung That Fits In a Backpack at the University of Pittsburgh are developing a device that works like the sophisticated organFri, 07 Apr 2017 18:16:38 +0000This App Puts a Science Lab in Your Pocket turns smartphones and tablets into scientific toolsFri, 07 Apr 2017 13:27:27 +0000Is Fungus the Material of the Future? in the Netherlands have found a way to make slippers and other household objects using fungiWed, 05 Apr 2017 13:35:47 +0000A Giant Floating Naval Hospital's Amazing Humanitarian Work times of peace, the USNS Comfort provides medical services for people in need, all over the worldWed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000Stanford Researchers Map the Feelings Associated With Different Parts of London university's Literary Lab combed British novels from the 18th and 19th centuries to determine if areas elicited happiness or fearTue, 04 Apr 2017 15:09:00 +0000How World War I Influenced the Evolution of Modern Medicine technology and roles during World War I are highlighted in a new display at the National Museum of American History Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:29:55 +0000This One-Year Alternative to College Promises to Land Students a Well-Paying Job, Debt-Free Braun is launching MissionU, a program that cuts to the chase and disrupts the higher education industryMon, 03 Apr 2017 16:54:04 +0000Fractal Patterns in Nature and Art Are Aesthetically Pleasing and Stress-Reducing researcher takes this finding into account when developing retinal implants that restore visionFri, 31 Mar 2017 14:55:31 +0000How Understanding Animals Can Help Us Make the Most of Artificial Intelligence former animal trainer explains how we might usefully think about the limitations of artificial intelligence systemsFri, 31 Mar 2017 14:35:20 +0000Let Us Now Praise the Invention of the Microscope scientists wielded this revolutionary tool to study the invisible world of microbes, and even their own semen Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:09:06 +0000The Finnish Baby Box Is Becoming Popular Around the World does a cardboard bassinet actually reduce infant mortality?Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:50:42 +0000A Microwave Helmet May Help Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury find that a stroke-detection technology could be useful in screening for intracranial bleedingThu, 30 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000This Device Collects Water From the Clouds does exactly as its name implies—drawing water down from the skyWed, 29 Mar 2017 17:07:11 +0000This Little-Known Math Genius Helped America Reach the Stars hidden figure during her lifetime, it’s time for Mary Golda Ross to be remembered as an aerospace pioneer Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:21:54 +0000The $15,000 Robotic Cleaning That Removes a Ship's Sludge remote-controlled robot that cleans the hull of a ship as big as Tonsberg costs $15,000 for its servicesWed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000MIT Mathematician Develops an Algorithm to Help Treat Diabetes key to managing the disease, which afflicts 29 million people in the U.S., might be in big dataTue, 28 Mar 2017 19:53:37 +0000How Will Artificial Intelligence Help the Aging? key, researchers say, is finding the right roles for machinesMon, 27 Mar 2017 18:48:54 +0000Now You Can Measure Male Fertility With a Smartphone App new device helps men monitor their sperm count from the comfort of their own homeThu, 23 Mar 2017 18:44:31 +0000Could the Tiny Zebrafish Teach Us to Cure Blindness? learning how zebrafish regenerate their retinas, researchers could figure out how to help humans do the sameThu, 23 Mar 2017 13:33:32 +0000Telling the Forgotten Stories of the Everyday Americans of the Revolutionary War where the Battle of Yorktown was waged, a new museum fuses innovative technology with storytelling techniques to connect with visitorsWed, 22 Mar 2017 12:33:18 +0000Where Should You Live? This App Will Tell You your budget and a number of your preferences and Teleport will match you with some fitting citiesMon, 20 Mar 2017 14:51:12 +0000Artist June Schwarcz Electroplated and Sandblasted Her Way Into Art Museums and Galleries Renwick hosts a 60-year career retrospective for the innovative California enamelistMon, 20 Mar 2017 14:24:41 +0000Find Your 2,000-Year-Old Doppelgänger the Musée de la Civilisation a photo, and it will match you with an ancient statueFri, 17 Mar 2017 20:06:27 +0000Dian Fossey’s Gorilla Skulls Are Scientific Treasures and a Symbol of Her Fight a new Smithsonian exhibition, the skulls of “Limbo” and “Green Lady” have a story to tellFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:51:00 +0000Hot Food, Fast: The Home Microwave Oven Turns 50 serendipitous discovery helped engineers harness radar to create the now ubiquitous timesaving applianceThu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Could This Be the Most Efficient Solar Panel Ever? advantage of temperatures upwards of 1,000 Celsius, these hot solar cells could produce twice as much energy as the industry standardWed, 15 Mar 2017 15:39:38 +0000From Trash To Treads: Turning Tomato Peels and Eggshells Into Tires at Ohio State University are replacing the petroleum-based filler in tires with food wasteWed, 15 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000One Writer Used Statistics to Reveal the Secrets of What Makes Great Writing his new book, data journalist Ben Blatt takes a by-the-numbers look at literary classics and finds some fascinating patternsTue, 14 Mar 2017 15:40:30 +0000The Patents and Trademarks Behind Lucky Charms Cereal's a lot of food science that goes into those marshmallow cloversTue, 14 Mar 2017 14:41:10 +0000How Daily Images of the Entire Earth Will Change the Way We Look At It more satellites than any other company, Planet Labs gives environmental researchers daily dataMon, 13 Mar 2017 14:46:44 +0000How Humans Invented Numbers—And How Numbers Reshaped Our World Caleb Everett explores the subject in his new book, <em>Numbers and the Making Of Us</em>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:08:08 +0000Could This Chatbot Prevent Some Deportations? helps immigrants and visitors to the United States obtain and keep visasFri, 10 Mar 2017 15:19:38 +0000In Its Layers, This Stunning Pink Coralline Algae Holds Secrets of Climates Past and unsung for centuries, these underwater species of coralline algae are providing scientists with an unparalleled new archive of informationWed, 08 Mar 2017 21:25:38 +0000Can Social Media Give Sharks a Better Reputation? nonprofit called Ocearch is naming tagged sharks and giving them Twitter and Instagram accounts to ease fears and aid in conservationWed, 08 Mar 2017 17:59:14 +0000Two Smithsonian Scientists Retrace the Mysterious Circumstances of an 1866 Death and Change History the 19th-century naturalist Robert Kennicott die of his own hand?Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:40:32 +0000In Smart Cities of the Future, Posters and Street Signs Can Talk of Washington engineers show how "smart" posters can send a message via FM radio waves to smartphone or car radioWed, 08 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000Charging Ahead: The Future of Batteries research is at a tipping point, and it’s never been more importantTue, 07 Mar 2017 19:11:05 +0000Installing Massive Machinery on the Seafloor Is Incredibly Dicey a massive compressor 984 feet down onto the seafloor isn't easy, even for a ship the size of North Sea GiantTue, 07 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000Scientists Track, For the First Time, One of the Rarest Songbirds on Its Yearlong Migration journey of the Kirtland’s warbler is discovered thanks to a combination of the latest tiny technology and centuries-old solar location methodsMon, 06 Mar 2017 21:02:22 +0000Reprintable Paper Becomes a Reality paper with an inexpensive thin film can allow users to print and erase a physical page as many as 80 timesWed, 01 Mar 2017 19:52:56 +0000Fighting Illegal Fishing With Big Data Fishing Watch is using satellite data to monitor suspicious ship activity on the high seasTue, 28 Feb 2017 18:51:16 +0000If We Can Get Past the Ickiness, Hagfish Slime May Actually Be Useful to Us gelatinous glop could be the key to everything from bio-inspired kevlar to shark defense for diversMon, 27 Feb 2017 16:15:09 +0000The Historic Innovation of Land Mines—And Why We've Struggled to Get Rid of Them number of researchers are developing tools to defuse or detonate land mines without harming civiliansFri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000