Technology | Smithsonian feed for TechnologyenThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000This "Lucky" Fish Could Save Lives fish-shaped iron ingot is reducing the number of cases of iron deficiency anemia in Cambodia and beyondThu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Scientists Find a Natural Way to Clean Up Oil Spills, With a Plant-Based Molecule at the City College of New York are testing a spray made of phytol, a molecule in chlorophyll, on oil in lab wave poolsWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000Legos Go Sustainable, and Everything (Really) is Awesome reduce its carbon footprint, the toy company is searching for a sustainable material for its bricks by 2030 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:20:16 +0000What’s the Deal With Google’s Sidewalk Labs? tech giant's first move in urban planning is installing Wi-Fi hubs throughout New York City. Next, it could take on inefficiencies in public transitMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:35:02 +0000Off the Coast of Italy, Two Divers Are Building Underwater Greenhouses biospheres could provide an alternate means of farming in regions with unstable growing conditionsThu, 23 Jul 2015 19:19:16 +0000Teenage Inventor Alexis Lewis Thinks That Kids Have the Solutions to the World's Problems a patent to her name and more likely on the way, the 15 year old has made it her mission to inspire young innovatorsTue, 21 Jul 2015 17:59:04 +0000You Can Now 3D Print With Liquefied Wood chemist at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden is making sustainable 3d printing a realityThu, 16 Jul 2015 10:36:07 +0000The EPA Has a New Tool For Mapping Where Pollution and Poverty Intersect better target its efforts, the agency is identifying problem areas, where people are facing undue environmental risksTue, 14 Jul 2015 16:47:51 +0000These Glasses Could Help the Blind See by Oxford scientists, SmartSpecs capture real time images and enhance the contrast for legally blind usersMon, 13 Jul 2015 13:37:50 +0000This New Nanogenerator Could Make Cars Much More Efficient placed on a car's tires can harness the energy generated when rubber meets road Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:15:50 +0000Tracing the History of American Invention, From the Telegraph to the Apple I than 70 artifacts, from an artificial heart to an Etch A Sketch, grace the entryway to the American History Museum's new innovation wing Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:40:49 +0000This Is How You Live Paint an Event Jeremy Sutton painted on his iPad while musicians performed and visitors played virtual reality games at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumTue, 07 Jul 2015 14:54:04 +0000Turning New York City's Subway Into a Symphony James Murphy wants to replace the beeps of the system's turnstiles with beautiful musicMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:06:28 +0000The Hyperloop Will Be Only the Latest Innovation That's Pretty Much a Series of Tubes idea of using pneumatics to send objects has been around for ages. But people?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000There Were Listicles That Went Viral Long Before There Was an Internet scholars are zeroing in on stories that were trending way back in the 19th centuryWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000The Latest Sign That the Robot Uprising Is Nigh? Camel Racing centuries-old pastime in the United Arab Emirates gets a rebootWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000In Hawaii, Old Buses Are Being Turned Into Homeless Shelters group of architects envisions a rolling solution to the state's homelessness problemMon, 29 Jun 2015 19:06:59 +0000Could This Head Gear Help Treat Parkinson's Disease? at Johns Hopkins University have created an at-home brain-stimulating device to ease Parkinson's symptomsThu, 25 Jun 2015 18:23:39 +0000"Combing" Through Light May Give Us Faster, More Powerful Internet lab experiment used a device called a frequency comb to send fiber optic data a record-breaking distance with no signal lossThu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000Five Tech Ideas That Could Improve City Bike Commuting group of London designers imagines Google Glass-like visors and buses that project outlines of their blind spots on the roadWed, 24 Jun 2015 19:36:46 +0000A Dozen Indigenous Craftsman From Peru Will Weave Grass into a 60-Foot Suspension Bridge in Washington, D.C. ancient technology used lightweight materials to create soaring 150-foot spans that could hold the weight of a marching armyMon, 22 Jun 2015 12:47:11 +0000The Hottest New Accessory for Songbirds: Tiny GPS-Enabled Backpacks Marra and Michael Hallworth of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center test a groundbreaking device that tracks birds' migrationsThu, 18 Jun 2015 12:54:57 +0000Doctors Can Study 3D Printed Models of Your Organs Before Surgery a new era of personalized medicine, advanced models are better preparing surgeons for what they will encounter in the operating roomWed, 17 Jun 2015 19:27:53 +00002 World Trade Center and the Promise of Green Skyscrapers renderings of the tower show impressive sky gardens—a trendy feature that's difficult to pull offTue, 16 Jun 2015 16:07:24 +0000These Stirring Portraits Put a Face on Homelessness Hohlbein's method of using social media to get tents, clothing, car repair and other needs to Seattle's homeless is catching on in other citiesMon, 15 Jun 2015 15:44:02 +0000How a Cheap Plastic Rat Could Change Biology Class a couple of 3D printers, a husband and wife team is building accurate replicas of rats that could one day eliminate the need for dissection specimensMon, 15 Jun 2015 14:08:55 +0000The Tweeting Potholes of Panama Panama City, potholes have taken to Twitter to ask for repairs Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:56:33 +0000What Is a Maker Faire, Exactly? as the world’s greatest show and tell, the DIY extravaganza might just make a maker out of youFri, 12 Jun 2015 12:36:42 +0000City Governments Are Collaborating With Startups, and Acting Like Ones Themselves establishing offices that promote innovation, cities are taking more risks than ever beforeWed, 10 Jun 2015 18:04:34 +0000Soon Our Phones Will Be Telling Us to Drink More Water new crop of health wearables aims to keep users hydratedMon, 08 Jun 2015 20:24:16 +0000How Pyrex Reinvented Glass For a New Age hundred years after the birth of the brand, the Corning Museum of Glass pays homage to America's favorite dishFri, 05 Jun 2015 18:23:25 +0000With This Self-Healing Concrete, Buildings Repair Themselves concrete developed by Dutch scientists and embedded with limestone-producing bacteria is ready to hit the market Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:13:19 +0000These New Computer Chips Are Made From Wood new technique replaces the bulk of smartphone-friendly microchips with a transparent, flexible material made from wood pulpWed, 03 Jun 2015 11:34:06 +0000Forget Credit Cards, Now You Can Pay With Your Eyes new Japanese phone with an iris scanner may mark a new era of password-free mobile payments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:16:27 +0000The Epic Failure of Thomas Edison's Talking Doll, heavy, non-functioning and a little scary looking, the doll created by America's hero-inventor was a commercial flopMon, 01 Jun 2015 14:07:19 +0000