Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenThu, 26 May 2016 18:47:52 +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 +0000A Robot Monk Is Spreading Buddhist Teachings in China adorable robot serves up automated mantrasThu, 28 Apr 2016 16:22:31 +0000A German City Installed Traffic Lights For Texters Augsburg, distracted smartphone users don't have to look up to stay safeWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:57:14 +0000A British Store Will Go Quiet For Customers With Autism—people are shoppingWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:03:44 +0000Thirty Years Later, a Gigantic Arch Is Set to Cover Chernobyl New Safe Confinement is one of history’s most ambitious engineering projects—and it comes not a moment too soonTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:16:08 +0000This “Sweaty” Billboard Kills Mosquitoes gimmick or Zika-fighting innovation?Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:46:44 +0000Help First Responders in Ecuador Without Leaving Your Desk satellite imagery of earthquake-stricken areas to help aid agencies decide where to go nextTue, 19 Apr 2016 16:20:00 +0000Your Body Could One Day Be a Computer Display screen time—a new technology is all about skin timeMon, 18 Apr 2016 16:17:24 +0000New York’s Newest Urban Farm Floats barge bursting with vegetables takes to the water this summerMon, 18 Apr 2016 15:04:52 +0000Could Virtual Reality Inspire Empathy for Others? reality could allow users to step into someone else's shoes, experiencing things like having migraines or swapping gendersTue, 12 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000"New" Rembrandt Created, 347 Years After the Dutch Master's Death painting was created using data from more than 168,000 fragments of Rembrandt’s workTue, 05 Apr 2016 17:49:16 +0000Researchers Make Cyborg Beetles a Reality with microprocessor-equipped backpacks, scientists can control the beetle's steps via remote controlFri, 01 Apr 2016 16:35:24 +0000Tower Lights Will Soon Blink for the Sake of Birds a simple blink, tall towers can go from deadly to bird-friendlyThu, 31 Mar 2016 18:50:00 +0000Switzerland Will Host the First Cyborg Olympics “Cybathlon” will show what happens when humans and machines collaborateWed, 30 Mar 2016 17:32:49 +0000Tesla vs. Edison Is a Video Game That Will Literally Shock You the 'War of the Currents'Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:30:00 +0000An AI-Written Novella Almost Won a Literary Prize short novel co-written by humans and AI passed the first round of a Japanese literary contestMon, 28 Mar 2016 18:53:39 +0000