Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenMon, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000This Perfume Smells Like a Comet, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000Columbus, Ohio Wins $140 Million to Become the Transporation City of Tomorrow city beat out 77 others vying for the chance to update its infrastructure with the latest and greatest technologyMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:08:57 +0000Editing of Human Genes May Begin by Year’s End in the U.S. first-ever trial of CRISPR in the U.S. will test if it's safe to edit T cells in cancer patientsThu, 23 Jun 2016 13:23:29 +0000PG&E Announces Closure of California's Last Nuclear Power Plant of the most famous, but aging, nuclear power plants in the U.S. will soon see its endWed, 22 Jun 2016 17:06:38 +0000This Floating School Was a Design Nerd’s Dream…until it sankMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Contentious History of the Cherry Tomato salad topper has a long and fraught historyMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:50:55 +0000Mongolia Adopts Address System That Uses Three-Word Names' geo-coding system divides the Earth's surface into 57 trillion squares, and assigns each a unique, memorable string of namesFri, 17 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000A New Hitch in the Plan for Building a Space Elevator nanotubes may not be as strong as scientists once thoughtFri, 17 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0000National Aquarium Will Move Dolphins to Seaside Sanctuary by 2020 mounting public pressure, the aquarium's eight bottle-nosed dolphins will soon move to a seaside retreat in the tropicsWed, 15 Jun 2016 17:27:02 +0000Net Neutrality Was Just Upheld in the U.S. Court of Appeals’s a victory for open internet activists—but will it stick?Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:37:39 +0000This Robot Librarian Locates Haphazardly Placed Books's the next best thing since the Dewey Decimal SystemTue, 14 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000This New Satellite Project Helps People Find Patterns in City Spaces turns a mad world into a satisfying, matchy-matchy nirvanaThu, 09 Jun 2016 18:34:40 +0000The World’s "Ugliest" Color Could Help People Quit Smoking hope hideous packs of cigarette packs will make would-be smokers think twice Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:57:17 +0000Emotikis and New Keyboards Bring Indigenous Cultures to Text Messaging Maori emojis to First Nations languagesWed, 01 Jun 2016 13:24:56 +0000The U.S. Nuclear Program Still Uses Eight-Inch Floppy Disks change takes forever to boot up Thu, 26 May 2016 18:47:52 +0000Surf Legend Builds Artificial Wave That Could Bring Surfing to the Masses World Surf League just bought Kelly Slater's artificial wave technology, a move that could bring surfing to places like NebraskaThu, 26 May 2016 17:22:16 +0000The Longest, Deepest Train Tunnel in the World Is About to Open goes straight through the base of the AlpsThu, 26 May 2016 14:58:38 +0000This Startup Wants to Open the 2020 Olympics With a Man-Made Meteor Shower the only thing better than fireworks be fireworks launched from space?Wed, 25 May 2016 14:50:32 +0000Fake Blood and All, the Next-Gen Veggie Burger Is Set to Debut at Whole Foods creations of pea proteins and beet pulp, Beyond Meat hopes to mimic beef as closely as possibleTue, 24 May 2016 20:37:24 +0000This Computer Algorithm Transforms Movies Into Breathtaking Works of Art neural networks can make any moving image into a masterpiece from Picasso to van Gogh Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000Brewery Introduces Edible, Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings Brewery's new packaging is made of beer byproducts and can be eaten by sea lifeThu, 19 May 2016 16:44:06 +0000Can Wine Made Without Grapes Match the Real Thing? San Francisco start-up is trying to create synthetic wine—just by mixing together the right ingredientsWed, 18 May 2016 16:00:42 +0000These Temporary Tattoos Can Help ID a Food Allergy, the tattoo is inspired by historical Japanese printsFri, 13 May 2016 18:08:56 +0000Help London's Science Museum Bring Britain's First Robot Back to Life impressed crowds in the 1920's by standing up, bowing, and shooting sparks from his teethThu, 12 May 2016 15:45:13 +0000Video Calls Are Replacing In-Person Visits at Some Prisons some companies, bans on in-person prison visits mean big businessMon, 09 May 2016 15:36:31 +0000Virtual Reality Film Will Simulate Anne Frank’s Hiding Place'Anne' will give audiences a sense of what it was like to be in the "Secret Annex"Wed, 04 May 2016 19:39:08 +0000The First Delivery Drone in the United States Lands a Spot at the Smithsonian Flirtey F3.0 hexacopter touches ground at the National Air and Space MuseumMon, 02 May 2016 17:20:00 +0000