Smart News Ideas & Innovations | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-ideas-innovations/RSS feed for Smart News Ideas & InnovationsenMon, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000This Perfume Smells Like a Comethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/perfume-smells-comet-180959574/Yum?Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000Columbus, Ohio Wins $140 Million to Become the Transporation City of Tomorrowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/columbus-ohio-gets-140-million-become-transporation-city-tomorrow-180959564/The 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.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/editing-human-genes-may-begin-years-end-us-180959532/The 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 Planthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-nuclear-power-plant-california-will-shut-down-180959527/One 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 Dreamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/floating-school-was-design-nerds-dream-180959479/…until it sankMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000The Contentious History of the Cherry Tomatohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/contentious-history-cherry-tomato-180959420/The salad topper has a long and fraught historyMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:50:55 +0000Mongolia Adopts Address System That Uses Three-Word Nameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mongolia-adopts-address-system-that-uses-three-word-names-180959439/What3words' 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 Elevatorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-may-have-found-fatal-flaw-dream-building-space-elevator-180959417/Carbon 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 2020http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-aquarium-will-move-dolphins-seaside-sanctuary-180959427/Under 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 Appealshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/net-neutrality-was-just-upheld-us-court-appeals-180959402/It’s a victory for open internet activists—but will it stick?Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:37:39 +0000This Robot Librarian Locates Haphazardly Placed Bookshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/robot-librarian-locates-haphazardly-placed-books-180959381/It'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 Spaceshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-new-satellite-project-helps-people-find-patterns-in-city-spaces-180959336/Terrapattern 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 Smokinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-ugliest-color-could-help-people-quit-smoking-180959364/Officials 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 Messaginghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-smartphone-keyboards-bring-indigenous-languages-and-culture-text-messages-180959274/From Maori emojis to First Nations languagesWed, 01 Jun 2016 13:24:56 +0000The U.S. Nuclear Program Still Uses Eight-Inch Floppy Diskshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-nuclear-program-still-uses-eight-inch-floppy-disks-180959245/Technological change takes forever to boot up Thu, 26 May 2016 18:47:52 +0000Surf Legend Builds Artificial Wave That Could Bring Surfing to the Masseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/surf-legend-builds-artificial-wave-could-bring-surfing-to-the-masses-180959234/The 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 Openhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/longest-deepest-train-tunnel-world-about-open-180959228/It 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 Showerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/startup-wants-open-2020-olympics-man-made-meteor-shower-180959219/Could 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 Foodshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/next-gen-veggie-burger-fake-blood-and-all-debut-supermarket-180959220/With 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 Arthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/computer-algorithm-can-transform-movies-breathtaking-works-art-180959165/These 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 Ringshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brewery-introduces-edible-biodegrable-six-pack-rings-180959172/Saltwater 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?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/can-wine-made-without-grapes-match-real-thing-180959145/A 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 Allergyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-temporary-tattoos-can-help-id-buckwheat-allergies-180959079/Plus, 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 Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/science-museum-rebuilding-eric-britains-first-robot-180959055/Eric 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 Prisonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/video-calls-are-replacing-in-person-visits-at-some-prisons-180959025/For 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 Placehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtual-reality-film-will-simulate-anne-franks-hiding-place-180958996/'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 Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-delivery-drone-united-states-lands-spot-smithsonian-180958964/The Flirtey F3.0 hexacopter touches ground at the National Air and Space MuseumMon, 02 May 2016 17:20:00 +0000