Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenWed, 25 Nov 2015 18:30:00 +0000A Brief History of Cranberries up: Thanksgiving (and plenty of cranberry sauce) is almost hereWed, 25 Nov 2015 18:30:00 +0000First Reusable Rocket Launched and Landed Safely Back on Earth Origin's ship cruised to the edge of space and back in a mere 11 minutesWed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000In Brazil, Subway Reading Means a Ticket to Ride books encourage reading by doubling as subway ticketsWed, 25 Nov 2015 12:30:55 +0000A New Rose Is Part Plant, Part Color-Changing Machine has never looked so prettyTue, 24 Nov 2015 18:27:45 +0000Hundreds of Thousands March With Hope for Climate Action around the world have already begun in the days leading up to the Paris climate summitMon, 23 Nov 2015 20:46:32 +0000These Videos Will Change the Way You Think About Travel Photography Forever new technique lets you zoom through the world without leaving your deskFri, 20 Nov 2015 20:30:00 +0000A Gothic Chapel Is Transformed Into a Spectacular Sky at the ceiling has never been so inspiring Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:00:47 +0000Five Things to Know About the Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved by the FDA seafood or "Frankenfish"? Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:51:16 +0000The Hidden Costs of Having a Gifted Child talent in children can be a source of financial and emotional stress for parents who don’t feel equippedTue, 17 Nov 2015 20:30:00 +0000The Classic Coca-Cola Bottle Turns 100 Today this day, the shapely glass bottle defines the classic drinkMon, 16 Nov 2015 19:30:06 +0000Minnesota Is Expanding Its Bike Share to Include Canoes bikes and boats are a perfect pairMon, 16 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000Is $30 Million Enough to Save the Mississippi River Basin? USDA has a plan to help the troubled watershedMon, 16 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000These French Vending Machines Sell Short Stories fiction that's as good as any snackFri, 13 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +0000Get Your Pickaxe and Spacecraft Ready, Space Mining Might be Legal Very Soon new Space Act would open up the potentially lucrative field of asteroid miningThu, 12 Nov 2015 20:45:00 +0000This Ingenious Archaeologist Uses Satellites to Hunt Down Tomb Raiders satellite imagery help protect humanity's priceless artifacts?Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000Happy Birthday Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood Star Turned Scientist beauty had brains—after all, she invented the tech behind Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPSMon, 09 Nov 2015 16:20:00 +0000Whisky Grains and Coffee Grounds Could Help Clean up Nuclear Waste could soon be helping save the environment as they bottle up their next batch of brownMon, 09 Nov 2015 15:54:17 +0000This Keyboard Lets You Type in Emoji[heart-shaped eyes] + [clapping hands] + [money bag]Fri, 06 Nov 2015 19:20:00 +0000Forget the Hazy Clouds—The Internet is in the Ocean new video explores the 550,000 miles of cable that keeps the internet hummingThu, 05 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000The World of Competitive Curling Has Its Very Own Scandal new technology too dominant for the Olympic sport?Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:34:23 +0000How Computers Learned to Play Nintendo Mario World is a great test for artificial intelligenceTue, 03 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000Pink Gumdrops Are Solving a Sticky Crisis in London receptacles are part of the world's first chewing gum recycling programMon, 02 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000In the Future, Facebook Will Describe Photos for Blind People visual internet poses many challenges for people that are visually impaired Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:08:49 +0000Future Cops May Track Down Criminals By Making Fingerprints Glow scientist's revenge could be the ultimate crime-fighting toolFri, 23 Oct 2015 18:30:00 +0000This Norwegian Modern Art Museum Is Also a Bridge ingeniously twisted design blends art with infrastructureFri, 23 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000Great Scott! Stanford Invented a Self-Driving DeLorean Just in Time for Back to the Future Day does it use 1.21 gigawatts of electricity?Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:02:12 +0000The Robo-Journalists Are Coming did a machine write this story?Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:31:10 +00003D Model Showed Controversial Photo of John F. Kennedy’s Assassin Is Not a Fake surrounded the incriminating photo since Kennedy was assassinated in 1963Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:32:27 +0000Falcons Protect This Deep Space Antenna birds and their droppings can keep space scientists’ telescopes from getting a clear signalMon, 19 Oct 2015 14:41:38 +0000Prosthetics Could Soon Have a Sense of Touch technology suprisingly inspired by Darth VaderFri, 16 Oct 2015 18:19:29 +0000Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Is Your New Favorite Trivia Game over, Kevin!Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:14:35 +0000JetBlue Goes Green with a Farm at JFK Airport airline hopes to produce herbs and around 1,000 pounds of blue potatoes each seasonWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:10:05 +0000How a Metronome Could Save a Life simple device could help save lives by keeping CPR on the beatMon, 12 Oct 2015 18:07:40 +0000Who Will Save the World’s Chocolate? climate change threatens cocoa crops, rival food companies are banding togetherMon, 12 Oct 2015 17:00:00 +0000A Car-Free Day in Paris Cut Pollution by 40 Percent will the city say <i>non</i> to smog for good?Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000Thanks to Augmented Reality, These Coloring Books Come to Life new technology takes 2D pictures and turns them into 3D magicThu, 08 Oct 2015 17:40:13 +0000Watch Drones Drop Thousands of Moths on Crops of sterile moths could be coming to a cotton farm near youThu, 08 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000Feast Your Eyes on an Optical Illusion Cake may be the most delicious optical illusionTue, 06 Oct 2015 16:17:27 +0000Butt Dials Blamed for a Spike in 911 Calls put accidental pocket dials at 30 to 50 percent of mobile emergency callsTue, 06 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000Now There Are Diagnostic Codes for Squirrel Bites, Library Injuries and More, it could happenMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:30:00 +0000How a Captain Morgan Advertisement Inspired an Emergency Room Technique Morgan, hip fixerMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:00:00 +0000Scientists Can Now Sequence a Human’s Genome in 26 Hours tools cut sequencing time almost in halfMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:30:00 +0000It Will Take Nine Years to Clean the Taj Majal“Mudpack therapy” will help the iconic monument clean up its actMon, 05 Oct 2015 11:30:00 +0000