Innovation | Smithsonian feed for InnovationenTue, 03 May 2016 16:58:17 +0000How to Build a Mosquito Trap From an Old Tire researchers hope to curb the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases by luring the pests into homemade trapsTue, 03 May 2016 16:58:17 +0000Did Scientists Stumble on a Battery that Lasts Forever? studying nanowires have found a battery material that can be recharged for years, even decadesMon, 02 May 2016 19:07:06 +0000Japan Is Getting “Invisible” Trains That Blend into the Landscape the scenery just got even betterThu, 28 Apr 2016 14:15:00 +0000How Machines Are Getting Better at Making Conversation assistants are developing personalities, with some help from poets and writersWed, 27 Apr 2016 17:19:01 +0000How Computer Scientists Are Using Twitter to Predict Gentrification researchers have created a way to predict a neighborhood's fortunes in coming years by analyzing social media dataWed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000The Future Is Here Festival Considers Extraterrestrial Life and the Essence of Humanity the festival's final day, speakers turn to the cosmos and our place within itTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:28:14 +0000Hosting an Event? Don't Toss Leftover Food, Donate It an Uber-like app, Transfernation is reducing food waste while feeding those in needMon, 25 Apr 2016 18:18:19 +0000How to Make Science Fiction Become Fact, in Three Steps at <em>Smithsonian</em> magazine's "Future is Here" festival said be patient, persistent, but never, ever pessimisticMon, 25 Apr 2016 16:23:47 +0000Nikola Tesla's Struggle to Remain Relevant offbeat Belgrade museum reveals the many mysteries of the prolific, late-19th-century inventorMon, 25 Apr 2016 16:07:38 +0000When Electricity and Music Collide, the Tesla Coils Sing band ArcAttack delivers a high-voltage performance with a side of science educationFri, 22 Apr 2016 13:30:08 +0000For Chris Carter, the Truth is Still Out Therehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com <i>X-Files</i> creator wants to believeThu, 21 Apr 2016 15:10:21 +0000These Tiny Satellites Can Be Launched Into Space for as Little as $1,000 at Arizona State University may be paving the way for consumer satellite flightWed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000How to Plug In Your Brain neuroscientists are right, you’ll soon be able to sharpen your focus and boost your memory by recharging your brain—with electricityWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000The Future of Cars Is Already Here before the "Jetsons," people dreamed of flying cars. Now breakthroughs in technology are helping all kinds of vehicles get off the groundWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Can Proteins From Living Cells Solve Problems That Vex Supercomputers? nature knows bestWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000For Those Clutching Pearls Over Buzzfeed: A History of Newspapers Reveals That It's Always Been This Way user-generated content to political screeds, the future of news happens to look a lot like the pastWed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0000Tech Visionary Nicholas Negroponte Talks About the Future of Education act of writing a computer program, says the founder of MIT's Media Lab, allows a child to learn about learningWed, 20 Apr 2016 14:14:21 +0000Andy Weir, Author of "The Martian," Shares Details About His Next Novel science fiction writer also talks about the future of space travelTue, 19 Apr 2016 15:13:42 +0000Anthony Fauci Is Waging War Against Zika, and Preparing for Other Epidemics to Come director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talks about developing a Zika vaccineMon, 18 Apr 2016 14:07:03 +000010 Bizarre, Vision-Enhancing Technologies From the Last 1,000 Years Oculus Rift, there were lorgnettes, TV glasses and eyborgs Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:19:12 +0000You May Soon Be Able to Scan a Piece of Fruit to Check Its Nutritional Value's one of the ideas Target is testing as it explores how much of a competitive edge it gets from being transparent about foodMon, 11 Apr 2016 15:06:52 +0000This Expandable Structure Could Become the Future of Living in Space Nevada real estate magnate has poured $290 million into a wild dream of being a landlord in outer space. His first tenant: NASAMon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000When the British Wanted to Camouflage Their Warships, They Made Them Dazzle order to stop the carnage wrought by German U-Boats, the Allied powers went way outside the boxThu, 07 Apr 2016 14:31:41 +0000Cemeteries of the Future you want to be buried in a coral reef, a skyscraper or on an artificial island?Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000Designing Glasses That Fit Individuals With Down Syndrome Maria Dellapina started Specs4Us when her daughter struggled to find a pair of glasses that wouldn't slip Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:36:58 +0000Can Headphones That Shock Your Brain Help You Run Faster and Jump Higher?'re called Halo Sport, and they send electrical charges into the brain that their inventors say can boost athletic performanceTue, 05 Apr 2016 13:05:54 +000011 Artists Capture What It Is Like to Live in a Megacity"Megacities Asia," a new exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, features 19 installations inspired by cities with populations of 10 million or moreMon, 04 Apr 2016 19:12:03 +0000These Light-Up Fishing Nets Could Save Sea Turtles research shows attaching LED lights to fishing nets can keep turtles from becoming accidentally entangledMon, 04 Apr 2016 14:21:43 +0000Scientists Are Using Electronic Eggs to Study Vultures sensor-packed egg, developed by a team at Microduino, could lead to clues about the birds' livelihoodFri, 01 Apr 2016 18:02:32 +0000Six of the Wildest Skyscrapers Imaginable winners of the annual skyscraper design competition think way beyond the "tall rectangle with windows" modelWed, 30 Mar 2016 16:31:11 +0000Could Mold Power the Batteries of the Future? have discovered how to use a fungus to create materials that could be used to make more sustainable lithium-ion batteriesWed, 23 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000How a High School Senior Won $150,000 By Inventing a $35 Medical Device Maya Varma learned an expensive diagnostic tool is rare in the developing world, she decided to build her ownTue, 22 Mar 2016 14:27:45 +0000When Robots Take Our Jobs, Should Everyone Still Get a Paycheck? concept called universal basic income is gaining traction as a way to help people deal with machines taking over the job marketMon, 21 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000A New Material Could Make Medical Devices That Expand and Collapse researchers develop a new origami-inspired material that changes shapeFri, 18 Mar 2016 14:28:02 +0000Could This App Replace Your Doctor? connects users with doctors for instant virtual consultations, and will soon use artificial intelligence for diagnosing illnessesThu, 17 Mar 2016 15:50:30 +0000Five Technologies That Would Heat or Cool People and Not Entire Buildings groups are developing robots, fabrics and furniture that could lead to energy savingsTue, 15 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000How a Tiny, "Beating" Human Heart Was Created in a Lab device, filled with human heart cells, could dramatically reduce the time it takes to test new drugs and end testing on animalsFri, 11 Mar 2016 16:23:44 +0000What Are You Flying Over? This App Will Tell You Country uses maps and geology databases to identify features of the landscape as a plane flies over them, no Wifi necessaryThu, 10 Mar 2016 17:07:55 +0000This Solar Cell Can Float on a Bubble scientists have created the world's lightest solar cell, thin enough to be used on paper or clothingWed, 09 Mar 2016 15:22:46 +0000A Detroit Startup Is Trying to Shake Up the City's Housing Market real estate developers are giving longtime residents a stake in their neighborhood's revitalizationMon, 07 Mar 2016 16:37:48 +0000