Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0000How Hacking Neural Networks Can Help Amputees Flawlessly Crack an Egg tapping into the body's nervous system, researchers could create touch-sensitive prostheticsWed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0000Scientists Hijacked Tobacco Plants to Make Malaria Drugs promising new advance could make the world's best anti-malarial drug more widely availableMon, 24 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000How Many Comedy Writers Does It Take to Help A.I. Tell a Funnier Joke? from Pixar and <i>the Onion</i> are on the case to make artificial intelligence seem more humanWed, 19 Oct 2016 19:00:07 +0000Reach Out And Touch This Version of Klimt’s “Kiss” 3-D printed version of the classic painting lets blind people appreciate the artworkMon, 17 Oct 2016 16:08:52 +0000Scientists Are Creating an Atlas of Human Cells Human Cell Atlas will boldly go where science, surprisingly, hasn’t gone beforeMon, 17 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prosecute Nazi War Criminals new, detailed 3D simulation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is helping prosecutors build stronger cases against these still-living NazisTue, 11 Oct 2016 19:47:52 +0000Coming Soon: Otter-Inspired Wetsuits team at MIT has figured out exactly how otter and beaver fur keeps the animals warm in cold waterMon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0000Toyota Hopes This Adorable Robot Will Make Japan Less Lonely your $390 best friendThu, 06 Oct 2016 15:43:11 +0000This Speedy, Wall-Crawling Conveyor System Will Now Deliver Books at the New York Public Library a robotic, book-carrying trainWed, 28 Sep 2016 14:14:33 +0000This Supermarket Sells Only Wasted Food’s a yummy solution to a worldwide problemTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000This Music Was Composed by Climate Change forests make magnificently melancholy listeningFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:43:55 +0000Fake Towns Could Help People With Alzheimer’s Live Happier Lives towns meant to spark memories could help patients with dementiaWed, 21 Sep 2016 18:24:31 +0000Augmented Reality Art Imagines What Could Be Seattle’s Weird, Bleak Future envisions mutant flowers and drone-like seaweed that may one day take over a post-climate change SeattleMon, 19 Sep 2016 15:24:37 +0000What Will the Memorials of the Future Look Like? underwater trees to mechanical parrots, the memorials of tomorrow don’t look much like the ones that exist todayTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:28:58 +0000Explore Skulls and Artifacts From a 16th-Century Warship <i>Mary Rose</i> was the pride of Henry VIII’s fleet before it sank at seaWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:10:22 +0000