Technology | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/technology/RSS feed for TechnologyenTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:40:57 +0000Step Inside a Virtual Building of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/step-inside-virtual-building-future-180961312/Architects are embracing virtual reality and the complex designs they can create thereTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:40:57 +0000A New Technique Brings Color to Electron Microscope Images of Cellshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-technique-brings-color-electron-microscope-images-cells-180961188/Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have found a way to attach artificial color to biological structuresFri, 25 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Why Porsche Is Revisiting the Hybrid Car It Also Inventedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-porsche-is-revisiting-the-hybrid-car/Though Porsche isn't naturally associate with hybrid cars, it actually invented them in 1900Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:59:38 +0000Untangling the History of Christmas Lightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/untangling-history-christmas-lights-180961140/This bright idea was ahead of its timeTue, 22 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000The Expensive Material Behind the Huayra's Incredible Speedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-expensive-material-behind-the-huayras-i/While much of the Pagani Huayra's speed comes down to innovative design, one material used in its Formula 1-inspired monocoque is crucialFri, 18 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000Meet the Team of Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/wave-catchers-ligo-team-winner-smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2016-physical-sciences-180961124/This year, the geniuses behind LIGO announced that they had finally found what Albert Einstein had predicted a century agoThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Christopher Gray's Scholly App Is Bringing Millions of Dollars to College Students in Needhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/financial-aide-christopher-gray-winner-smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2016-youth-180961123/The entrepreneur's new digital platform has helped applicants land $50 million in scholarshipsThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Need a New Organ? Surgeon Anthony Atala Sees a Future Where You Can Simply Print It Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/miracle-maker-anthony-atala-winner-smithsonian-ingenuity-awards-2016-life-sciences-180961121/When you can order a new body part online, you’ll have this doctor to thankThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruinshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/space-archaeologist-sarah-parcak-winner-smithsonians-history-ingenuity-award-180961120/The Indiana Jones of low Earth orbit harnesses 21st-century technology to uncover long-buried treasuresThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000Is Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin the Future of Space Exploration?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/rocketeer-jeff-bezos-winner-smithsonians-technology-ingenuity-award-180961119/No one had ever launched, landed and relaunched a rocket into space until the company's historic achievementThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000How OK Go Has Revolutionized the Music Videohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/ingenuity-ok-go-visual-arts-anti-gravity-180961102/To pull off one of their most daring videos, they needed a borrowed Russian transport jet, spreadsheets and calculus, and a lot of motion-sickness medicineThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +0000If Necessity Is the Mother of Invention, Then Play Is Its Fatherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/if-necessity-mother-invention-then-play-its-father-180961107/In a new book, Steven Johnson argues that many inventions, considered mindless amusements in their time, wind up leading to serious innovations laterWed, 16 Nov 2016 18:15:09 +0000How Pokémon Go Can Save Lives in a Hurricanehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-pokemon-go-can-save-lives-hurricane-180961093/Players could mobilize by donating blood, filling sandbags and evacuating threatened areas Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:27:43 +0000NASA’s New, Super-Efficient Airplane Wing Comes With a Twisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/nasas-new-super-efficient-airplane-wing-comes-twist-180961069/The agency and several universities have designed a flexible wing that could reduce the cost of building and fueling airplanesMon, 14 Nov 2016 14:34:49 +0000Why Artificial Intelligence Won’t Replace CEOshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/why-artificial-intelligence-wont-replace-ceos-180961055/An MBA’s instinct is increasingly vital in the age of information overloadThu, 10 Nov 2016 15:33:36 +0000A Mission To Invent a Bottle That Takes the Salt Out of Saltwaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/mission-invent-bottle-takes-salt-out-saltwater-180961035/Scientists are exploring the potential of creating plastic containers that, with a little sun power, could desalinate seawaterWed, 09 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Pagani Huayra Is Faster Than a Jumbo Jet at Takeoffhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-pagani-huayra-is-faster-than-a-jumbo-jet_1/The optimum effects of the Pagani-designed dual aerodynamic system are embodied by the Huayra. In just 25.8 seconds, it crosses the 185 MPH markThu, 03 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000Robot Shellfish May Tell Us About Climate Change's Impact on Marine Specieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/robot-shellfish-may-tell-us-about-climate-changes-impact-on-marine-species-180960977/Climate scientists at Northeastern University have developed "robomussels" with sensors to track temperatures in mussel bedsTue, 01 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000How Virtual Reality Can Help Us Feel the Pain of Climate Changehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-virtual-reality-can-help-us-feel-pain-climate-change-180960918/It's hard to comprehend the concept of oceans getting more acidic. Unless you become the coral.Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:02:57 +0000This Startup Is Harvesting Wild Algae to Make Your Next Pair of Sneakershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/startup-harvesting-wild-algae-make-your-next-pair-sneakers-180960872/Co-founder Rob Falken found a way to turn algae into a foam that can be used in sneaker soles and on surfboardsFri, 21 Oct 2016 13:43:34 +0000Face an Active Shooter in Virtual Reality, and You May Be Better Prepared to Survive a Real-Life Encounterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/face-active-shooter-virtual-reality-you-may-be-better-prepared-to-survive-real-life-encounter-180960827/A new VR program called SurviVR aims to train employees how to deal with an active shooter situation in the workplaceThu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000Beneath a Mountain in Switzerland Lies the World’s Longest Shortcuthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/beneath-mountain-switzerland-worlds-longest-shortcut-gothard-base-tunnel-travel-180960776/The massive structure, running 35.4 miles through the Alps, begins full operations this DecemberTue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000Big Data Just Got Bigger as IBM's Watson Meets the Encyclopedia of Life http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ibms-watson-meets-encyclopedia-life-under-new-grant-180960772/An NSF grant marries one of the world's largest online biological archives with IBM's cognitive computing and Georgia Tech's moduling and simulationTue, 18 Oct 2016 14:15:07 +0000With This Smartphone Microscope, You Can Play Soccer and Pac-Man With Microbeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/with-this-smartphone-microscope-you-can-play-soccer-and-pac-man-with-microbes-180960793/Stanford engineer Ingmar Riedel-Kruse built a 3D-printed microscope that allows students to not only observe but also interact with tiny creaturesMon, 17 Oct 2016 13:55:24 +0000