Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +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 +0000This Algorithm Lets You “Write” Like the Greats words, their handwritingFri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000This Robot Is Soft and Squishy Inside and Out—No Wires or Batteries Necessary"Octobot" uses a deceptively simple fuel source and inspiration from the depths of the seaThu, 25 Aug 2016 17:56:05 +0000Explore Some of America's Greatest National Parks in Virtual Reality next best thing to celebrating the Centennial in personThu, 25 Aug 2016 14:36:26 +0000Why This Rwandan City Bans Cars Once a Month’s #CarFreeDay is a first for AfricaFri, 19 Aug 2016 13:45:00 +0000Not So Fast: Here's Why That Chinese Elevated Bus May Not Be Quite What It Seems TEB is the latest iteration of a concept that's been "floating" for decades, but it has some big problemsThu, 11 Aug 2016 14:17:07 +0000Scientists Uncover a “Hidden” Portrait by Edgar Degas powerful X-ray unveiled one of the painter’s rough draftsThu, 04 Aug 2016 20:31:47 +0000New Observation Tower Is World's Thinnest's West Pier comes back to a crazy vertical viewing towerThu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:27 +0000The First Private Lunar Landing Was Just Approved Express will head to Earth’s nearest neighbor in 2017Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:33:02 +0000Chernobyl Might Get a Second Life as a Solar Power Plant nuclear disaster to renewable energyFri, 29 Jul 2016 17:49:22 +0000