Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenWed, 07 Dec 2016 16:37:58 +0000This Artist Wants to Send a Sculpture of Your Laughs Into Space is on orbit to become the first art piece created in spaceTue, 06 Dec 2016 16:03:37 +0000People at the 1904 World's Fair Paid Half the Price of Admission for a Box of Cotton Candy cotton candy's sugary, innovative goodnessWed, 07 Dec 2016 16:37:58 +0000Alan Turing’s World War II Headquarters Will Once Again House Codebreakers Park is being revived as a cybersecurity training centerTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000Escape With a Virtual Ride on the World’s Steepest Train are looking up (down, right and left) thanks to a 360-degree video captures a stunning Norwegian fjord Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:40:01 +0000Dallas Proposes the Country's Largest Urban Park 10,000-acre Nature District could turn the Trinity River into the city’s centerpieceMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:24:22 +0000Could Magic Mushrooms One Day Help Cancer Patients Face Down Death? new studies show the promise of psilocybin for patients with anxiety and depression Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:56:12 +0000One Hundred and Three Years Ago Today, Henry Ford Introduced the Assembly Line: His Workers Hated It was seen as one more way the automaker could exert rigid control over his employeesThu, 01 Dec 2016 18:32:55 +0000The 'Flying Scotsman' Made Train History When The Speedometer Hit 100 first locomotive to hit 100 miles per hour was billed as "The Most Famous Train in the World"Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:52:09 +0000Watch 32 Years of Our Changing Planet Unfold With Google Timelapse satellite-eye’s-view of growing cities and climate changeWed, 30 Nov 2016 19:45:55 +0000The Forgotten Car That Won America's First Auto Race zippy roadster won America's first automobile race in 1895 with an average speed of 5 mphMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:00:50 +0000New Technology Shows Fetuses From the Inside Using Virtual Reality's a view that could change prenatal careTue, 22 Nov 2016 18:04:58 +0000Africa Just Got Its First Bike Share Program you can get around Marrakech on a fleet of bicycles—no air pollution needed Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:01:59 +0000How Astronomy Cameras Are Helping British Muslims Schedule Morning Prayers cameras would help track exactly when the sun risesMon, 14 Nov 2016 18:11:29 +0000New Underpass Helps New Zealand Penguins Cross Busy Road blue penguin colony in Oamaru can now cross between their nesting area and the ocean without dodging trafficMon, 14 Nov 2016 17:20:39 +0000U.S. Military Tests Brain Stimulation to Sharpen Mental Skills electrodes one day replace pill bottles in the theatre of war? Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Visually Impaired People Can Now Explore Andy Warhol’s Work With Their Ears and Fingers"Out Loud" adds depth to an artist obsessed with the surface of thingsWed, 02 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Spinach: The Superfood That Could Help Detect Bombs more than Popeye’s favorite food, carbon nanotubes are turning the leafy green into a bomb detectorTue, 01 Nov 2016 19:58:28 +0000Chill Ways to Recycle Last Year's Snow it snow!Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000New Method Could Store Massive Amounts of Data in Diamond Defects use lasers to probe the gem's flaws, creating data storage that could potentially last foreverThu, 27 Oct 2016 19:05:35 +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 +0000